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SNAFU at the Met

I shall never ever forget The alto who sang at the Met The orchestra was so off-beat Embarrassed, she stared at her feet A singer's heartbreaking regret. Her aria was polished, sure, Practically, there was no cure In despair she collapsed and cried The orchestra leader denied But, he had mangled up the score. September 5, 2021

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Date: 9/6/2021 11:54:00 AM
I recall Edith Piaf stopping mid-song to look at the conductor and say, "That was not our best! Let us start again from the beginning!" I also recall my eldest sister falling from the stage in her rendition of, "Alice Blue Gown". As you say, accidents happen and we sink or fly by our perception . . .
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/6/2021 5:05:00 PM
Absolutely. I'm glad you provided these marvelous examples of what my limerick was pointing out. Thanks!
Date: 9/6/2021 10:34:00 AM
A performance she'll never forget, hope she recovers from it. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/6/2021 5:07:00 PM
Most professional performers do, Tom. They know anyone can mess up at anytime. Interestingly, how well they recover sometimes determines their future!
Date: 9/6/2021 3:11:00 AM
Must be every artists nightmare...Delice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/6/2021 10:12:00 AM
Yes. As a pianist, I've had my share of goof-ups when accompanying singers. It is so embarrassing, but it happens to everyone. The mark of a professional is how you recover.
Date: 9/5/2021 7:36:00 PM
Your flawless rhyming and entertaining tale make this very enjoyable reading, Milton. Have a nice evening. :)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/5/2021 8:05:00 PM
That you so much, Evelyn. I was trying my best to keep it from turning into a limerick, so I kept it to 8 syllables per line. It's kind of hard to do! Thanks so much for your affirmation.