It's Sunday, so let's have a song. This is one of the most beautiful songs that has ever been written. The composer is Charles Strouse, and he is still alive. He is 88 years old.
And he has been one great composer. You see behind him there the poster from his earlier life, including his song Put On A Happy Face, which has got to be about the happiest song ever written. He wrote the music to Bye Bye Birdie, to Annie (think Tomorrow), and he wrote the song that I am presenting today, Once Upon A Time.
I'll tell you honestly, how he sat down at a piano, with nothing but a pad of sheet music paper and a pencil and came up with this, I will never know. There isn't one in a billion who can do it. This is truly inspired. It is talent beyond measure. It is pure genius. And I am in awe of Charles Strouse.