Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: October 1, 2017

Falling Petunia in Garden

Deep Purple

by nature rules

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This Deep Purple Petunia reminded me of the song "Deep Purple" that I would play over and over on the piano for my dad and my father-in-law. They were both my best audience when I sat and practiced piano. They have been gone several years now.

Although the song began as an instrumental piece it did have lyrics added. This is part of the first verse:

When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to flicker in the sky
Through the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh

Though you're gone, your love lives on when moonlight beams

Here in my deep purple dreams

"Deep Purple" was the biggest hit written by pianist Peter DeRose, who broadcast, 1923 to 1939 "Deep Purple" was published in 1933 as a piano composition. The following year, Paul Whiteman had it scored for his suave "big band" orchestra that was "making a lady out of jazz" in Whiteman's phrase. "Deep Purple" became so popular in sheet music sales that Mitchell Parish added lyrics in 1938. A Popular version was made by Jimmy Dorsey which reached the No. 2 spot in the charts and other versions by Guy Lombardo (#9), Bing Crosby (recorded March 22, 1939 ) and Artie Shaw The song is a sentimental ballad. The tune was a favorite of Babe Ruth, and Peter DeRose performed the song at Ruth's birthday parties for about a decade.

ISO 100; 100mm; -1 ev; f/4; 1/40; tripod

Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Some
Cropping; Lightroom throughout; Elements 12 clean up and bg control. Topaz Adjust or not

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