Duets to sing with my father
June 15, 2014 3:06 AM Subscribe
My father's been quite ill and we've been looking for ways to keep his mind off the discomfort he's in. He generally doesnt sing very much but sings marvelously when he does, so today we started singing together—he, I, my brother on the guitar, and my mum humming along tentatively :). It was lovely; we all enjoyed it, and we'd like to do it more. I'm looking for duet suggestions—more details inside.
posted by miaow to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We started with 'Sunrise, Sunset' (from Fiddler on the Roof), which worked well because we'd already learned and sung in a group at my wedding last year. 'Edelweiss' was the second song—one of his favourites, and it worked well because I sang Liesl's part from the Sound of Music. We also tried 'The Last Waltz' (Englebert Humperdink) but singing together rather than in parts was less enjoyable. We have very different ways of singing, phrasing and rhythm so it's nice to do parts.
We're going to learn some more songs and I'm looking for suggestions! Songs similar to the few I mentioned that are easy to sing as duets—something specifically father-daughter themed would be even more exciting, but not necessary. Songs from musicals or oldies are likely to work well.