Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by BGW, Sep 6, 2013.
AGREED! A classic song that means more and more to me as I get older.
Still waiting for Rod Stewart to do the remake of "I'll Be Home For Christmas"!! Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Since Karen was not averse to singing "novelty songs" like Goofus or B'wana (ok, not so novelty, but her vocal is delightfully playful). How about a Karen version of the Andrews Sisters Rum & Coca-Cola? I can totally hear Karen being provocative and flirtatious with those lyrics! Bette Midler did a version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy in the 70s and it jump-started her career. While I am at it, how bout a version from Karen of Jo Stafford's I'll Be Seeing You (Jo even had a slight lisp like Karen)?!
This song is mostly unknown in the U.S., but was a big hit in the late 1960s/early 1970s when the Carpenters were starting out. I believe Karen and Richard could have worked some magic with it: