From the Studio #23

These Foolish Things

I don’t think that this song needs to be as sad as it happens to sound in my present version. Apart from classic versions by Bing Crosby, Al Bowly, and Billie Holiday, my best memory of the tune is from the film Daddy Longlegs, which was not only nostalgic but also quite sad. Dirk Bogarde’s character, and maybe himself in real life, was in a state where he had been given just a short time left to live, and he was seeing his children for the last time. I guess that I couldn’t free myself from that sad feeling. Forgive me for not remaking it; still, I thought it was interesting to keep it.