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#1969972 - 10/07/12 06:52 PM Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano"
pianoloverus Offline
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Original Lyrics by Irving Berlin:
I Know A Fine Way
To Treat A Steinway

Lyrics on Micheal Feinstein's version that inspired this thread:
I Just Appalled When
It's Not a Baldwin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGIb5mC02cM

Can you rewrite the lyrics for the piano of your choice?


Edited by pianoloverus (10/07/12 06:59 PM)

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#1969993 - 10/07/12 07:39 PM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
roonie Offline
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Loc: Illinois
How about, "I don't know why it shouldn't be a Kawai".

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#1970009 - 10/07/12 08:23 PM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: roonie]
pianoloverus Offline
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Originally Posted By: roonie
How about, "I don't know why it shouldn't be a Kawai".
An OK start, but I was hoping for examples that fit the music besides just rhyming like this suggestion on the Piano Forum:

After all the Bick-ring
I'll take the Chic-kring


Edited by pianoloverus (10/07/12 08:51 PM)

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#1970027 - 10/07/12 08:52 PM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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My heart goes Racin'
Around a Mason

OR

My fingers gracin'
A Double B Mason

OR

My life is rosy
Around my Bosie

OR

Put on my roster
An August Forster

(I cheated with a rhyming dictionary)


Edited by pianoloverus (10/07/12 09:20 PM)

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#1970066 - 10/07/12 10:47 PM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
Singing Shortstop Offline
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Loc: Texas
In the hotel lobby I play my Knabe
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#1970084 - 10/07/12 11:20 PM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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I JUST saw Stephanie Blythe perform at my school (she is FANTASTIC!!) and she sang "I Love a Piano"!! I don't know how I would re-write the lyrics to it, but it is great.

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#1970118 - 10/08/12 12:40 AM Re: Can you rewirte the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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Wow, you start to find out how people in other parts really pronounce things! I've never actually said the piano name Knabe out loud, but I wouldn't have thought it rhymed with "lobby"! I guess I'd pronounce it like the German word Knabe. And Bösy rhyming with rosy? Hmm. So interesting.

Anyway:

I am a star
On my Yamaha

Could we get Hewitt
To play on a Stuart?
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Du holde Kunst...

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#1970127 - 10/08/12 01:43 AM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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When I play the Yamaha
I put on my hat from Panama

but for the Kawai
I'd rather use my hat from Hawaii!

Not a perfect rhyme, but anyway... ha
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#1970132 - 10/08/12 02:24 AM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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... and then I'll fone ya
from my Eston-ya! smile
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Estonia 190

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#1970133 - 10/08/12 02:25 AM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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When I play my Korg
I feel like a Borg!
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#1970195 - 10/08/12 07:03 AM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: BruceD]
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Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: BruceD
... and then I'll fone ya
from my Eston-ya! smile


I got the one with the phone too! I love it. I've memorized my phone number by melody.
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accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1970807 - 10/09/12 01:40 PM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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Posts: 446
Loc: Dorset, England
Don't forget the electrics.

"There should be no land, without a Roland".

(Well? somebody HAD to.)

"I'll strike a chord, upon my Nord."

And for the traditionalists...

"My fingers tremble, when I near a Kemble"

"I'm never lonely, with my Fazioli".


Edited by slipperykeys (10/09/12 01:55 PM)

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#1970848 - 10/09/12 02:46 PM Re: Can you rewrite the lyrics to "I Love a Piano" [Re: pianoloverus]
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With my Williams
I can play the biggest concertos!
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Essex EUP-111 at the mountains
W. Hoffmann T-122 at the beach

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