I Love a Piano

from by Jacqueline Novikov

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by Irving Berlin

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As a child I went wild when a band played, How I ran to the man when his hand swayed
Clarinets were my pets, and a slide trombone I thought was simply divine
But today when they play I could hiss them, Ev’ry bar is a jar to my system
But there’s one musical instrument that I call mine


I love a piano, I love a piano
I love to hear somebody play
Upon a piano, a grand piano
It simply carries me away
I know a fine way to treat a Steinway
I love to run my fingers o’er the keys, the ivories
And with the pedal I love to meddle
Not only music from Broadway
I’m so delighted if I’m invited
To hear that long haired genius play
So you can keep your fiddle and your bow
Give me a p-i-a-n-o, oh, oh
I love to stop right beside an upright
Or a high toned baby grand

When a green Tetrazzine starts to warble, I grow cold as an old piece of marble
I allude to the crude little party singer who don’t know when to pause
At her best I detest the soprano, But I run to the one at the piano
I always love the accomp’niment and that’s because

I love a piano...

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from Say it with Music!, released April 9, 2013
Jacqueline Novikov (soprano)
Sarah E. Wheeler (piano)

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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