Author(s): Max Cryer
Love Me Tender tells the remarkable stories behind 40 popular and traditional songs. Some evolved from folksongs, some are from musical theatre, while others hit the mark because a particular recording appeared at just the right time. First published September 2008.
Max Cryer is a writer, entertainer and broadcaster, who has performed on the opera stages of Vienna and London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of popular song, with a special interest in music theatre, and is an avid collector of musical manuscripts. His career has included stints as a teacher, compere, television presenter and quizmaster, but he now devotes most of his time to writing.
Contents include: Memory -- Love me Tender -- Edelweiss -- For He's a Jolly Good Fellow -- Star Spangled Banner -- Danny Boy -- Auld Lang Syne -- Hello Dolly -- Lili Marlene -- Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Yesterday -- White Christmas -- Amazing Grace -- Home Sweet Home -- Moon River -- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star -- Begin the Beguine -- God Save The Queen/King -- I Don't Know How to Love Him -- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -- Galway Bay -- I Could Have Danced All Night -- Blue Moon -- You Made Me Love You -- Silent Night -- Beyond the Blue Horizon -- Ave Maria -- Now Is The Hour -- After the Ball -- Mad Dogs and Englishmen -- Falling in Love Again -- Happy Birthday to You -- Candle in the Wind -- Waltzing Matilda -- Send in the Clowns -- Greensleeves -- The Loveliest Night of the Year -- Bali Ha'i -- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me -- It's a Long Way to Tipperary.