Wednesday, 10 June 2015

There's nothing can change me

A cursory glance at today's birthday celebrants reveals a bizarrely eclectic bunch, including Prince Philip, Terence Rattigan, Barry Morse, Al Dubin (who wrote Tiptoe Through The Tulips), June Haver, Saul Bellow, Maxi Priest, Hattie McDaniel from Gone With The Wind, Lionel Jeffries, Frederick Loewe, João Gilberto, Elizabeth Hurley (who's 50) and Howlin' Wolf. Eclectic, indeed.

However (predictably) there is one star whose birthday we love to celebrate - Miss Judy Garland...

...but she Don't Care!

They say I'm crazy
Got no sense
But I don't care
They may or may not mean offence
But I don't care
You see, I'm sort of independent
I am my own superintendent
And my star is on the ascendant
That's why I don't care

I don't care, I don't care
What they may think of me
I'm happy-go-lucky, they say that I'm plucky
Contented and carefree
I don't care I don't care
If I do get a mean and stony stare
If I'm not successful
It won't be distressful
Cause I don't care

A girl should know her etiquette
Alas, alack
Propriety demands we walk a narrow track
When fellas used to blink at me
I'd freeze 'em and they'd shrink at me
But now when fellas wink at me
I wink at them right back!

I don't care I don't care
If people frown on me
Perhaps it's the lone way
But I go my own way
That's my philosophy
I don't care I don't care
If he's clerk or just a millionaire
There's no doubt about it,
I'll sing and I'll shout it
Cause I don't care

Oh, I don't care, I don't care
When it comes to happiness,
I want my share
Don't try to rearrange me
There's nothing can change me
'cause I don't care!

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm, 10th June 1922 – 22nd June 1969)


  1. Sort of throws horoscopes out of kilter doesn't it?!

    1. It certainly does (as if anyone with any sense believes in all that, anyway) - I share my birthday with such luminaries as Antonio Banderas, Rosanna Arquette, Norma Shearer, Baroness Butler-Sloss, Eddie Fisher, Patti Austin, Roy Keane, President Herbert Hoover, Ronnie Spector, Lawrence Dallaglio, Rhonda Fleming and Kate O'Mara! I doubt I have much in common with all of them... Jx

  2. I love Judy Garland, greatest musical star of all.

    1. She was one in a million, that is certain! Jx


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