Nutcracker Suite

One day – I don’t recall when, Sharon and I were listening to the Nutcracker Suite, and I began singing lyrics to the Balalaika or maybe it was the Waltz of the Flowers.  Sharon said I was making it up, and did not believe me until she heard my sister sing along at some later time.  There was no  internet yet.

Growing up, we had a 45 rpm record with Fred Waring’s Nutcracker Suite being sung.  The only such recording – some woman had written lyrics and Waring’s Pennsylvanians recorded it.

One day I was in Seattle on a bussness trip walking down the street when I saw a used record store.  I asked about the record – they had one copy and mauled to me a tape copy.

Of course it is freely available on Youtube now.