If there is a song on the radio that I know (and love) I can not help myself…I have to sing along. And not just sing along; I harmonize .
I am one of those annoying people that sings all the time. I sing along with the radio..with a record..when my hubby plays the keyboard…when a neighbor is playing a radio. I have been known to sing grocery lists. I sing in the shower..the kitchen while cooking..the backyard while gardening or weeding the flower beds.
And I never sing the melody. I can’t seem to force the correct melody out from between my lips…….I harmonize anything and everything.
I think it comes from being a second soprano in almost every choir in which I was a member. If a note goes up, I tend to sing the note five bars down……if the note goes down, I go up. It used to drive my brothers crazy. I thought it probably drove George a bit nutso but he swears he likes that I harmonize the songs.
Here’s one of the songs I can never remain silent to…and being sung by the absolute masters of harmony! The Manhattan Transfer