This is about the time in the challenge where it becomes a challenge to not get behind in my posting. Busyness will do that to you. I wish I could take a relaxing raft ride down the river and forget all my cares and responsibilities. Oh wait, I sort of can.
Song: The River Song
Film : Tom Sawyer
Notable Lyrics: The river song sings, “Travel on, Travel on” You blink away a tear, And the boy is gone
How I became familiar with the work: I remember seeing a Tom Sawyer movie in the theatre at about this time. I don’t remember Johnny Whittaker from Family Affair being in it and I don’t remember it being a musical. So if that wasn’t that one, I became familiar with it a few weeks ago when I was watching Buzr which is a non cable game show channel. I had stumbled on a mid 70’s remake of What’s my Line where a celebrity panel tries to guess the mystery guest and their occupation. In this case the mystery guest was actress Celeste Holm who mentioned that her most recent film was playing Aunt Polly in a musical version of Tom Sawyer. I googled it to find that The Sherman Brothers along with another movie music legend John Williams had collaborated on the score.