Singing “Our Love Is Here to Stay”

On our Alaskan cruise in June, the ship held a talent show/contest. I hemmed and hawed about joining it, but finally decided to go for it at the last minute. I chose to sing “Our Love Is Here to Stay” by George Gershwin because the band had the music, and because I had sung it on my first cruise in 1993 on Norwegian Cruise Lines (which we were traveling with again). I could pick apart my own performance, but I’m sharing it anyway for what it’s worth. Several passengers came up to me after the contest and said they thought I should have won, although the woman who won was not a singer but a fabulous flamenco dancer. Anyway, enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

It’s very clear / Our love is here to stay / Not for a year / But ever and a day.
The radio and the telephone / And the movies that we know / May just be passing fancies / And in time may go!
But, oh my dear / Our love is here to stay / Together we’re / Going a long, long way
In time the Rockies may crumble / Gibraltar may tumble / They’re only made of clay / But our love is here to stay.

8 thoughts on “Singing “Our Love Is Here to Stay”

  1. ASL really doesn’t have any songs and please stop messing up with ASL. ASL is a “Deaf” language; therefore, songs don’t exist in ASL. Leave ASL alone!


  2. Hi, folks. Sorry if DeafRead syndicated this particular blog post when it obviously has nothing to do with deafness or ASL. That’s out of my control. I am registered with DeafRead because some of my blog entries are about deaf people, ASL, and interpreting.

    “Disguisted Deaf”– Hi. Nice to meet you, too. 😛 If you had bothered to watch the video, you would see that I did not sign the song; I only sang it. As for songs not existing in ASL, I suppose you hate it when deaf or hard-of-hearing people sign songs, too. Or is it only hearing people you hate to see signing songs? And if ASL is only a “Deaf” language, then I suppose you have a love-hate relationship with interpreters, because they’re using “your” language when they really “shouldn’t” be. Or are you one of those people who think everyone in the world should be fluent in ASL? If that ever happened, then it wouldn’t be a “Deaf” language anymore, would it? And how do you expect hearing people to stop talking and singing? Face it: there will always be hearing, hard-of-hearing, and deaf people who sign songs, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Let’s make a deal: as long as you keep “messing up with” my “Hearing” language (English), I’ll keep messin’ with ASL. I have no intention to stop signing songs just because it offends you. And — excuse me for living and hearing — I’m certainly not going to stop singing songs. Vive la liberté! Vive la musique!


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