30 Days of Sheet Music: Day 14, Softly as I Leave You


Why or how this came into our house, I’m not sure. Although it was a big hit for Frank Sinatra, so that might be the reason: both my parents were certainly fans. Wikipedia has a somewhat suspect entry on the origin of the piece and its American incarnation. And for a taste of what it sounds like, how about Michael Bublé, who seems to be time traveling back to the heyday of “101 Strings”:

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