Musical Monday – Sugartime

I like to collect sheet music of songs I remember from my childhood. I got this one about a month ago from my daughter, who has started a small business selling vintage items.

Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the age of 84. I believe that’s Dorothy at the top. Please correct me if I have that wrong.

I don’t have any specific memories connected to this song, except that I know I went around singing it as a little girl. I’m sure I heard it on the radio and on TV, as the McGuire Sisters made many television appearances. So many of the songs during the early 1950s had tunes and words that felt happy to my young ears. I still remember the tune and most of the words.

You can read more about Dorothy McGuire here. And listen to the McGuire Sisters sing Sugartime, a song that earned them one of six gold records:


One thought on “Musical Monday – Sugartime

  1. Don’t know why I’m not familiar with the McGuire sisters but remember the Andrews sisters. This is a beautiful photo of the girls on the sheet music. They were so cute singing the “Sugar” song and you can’t beat their family harmony.

    Isn’t it funny how music can transport you to a certain time period in your life? Now that I’m getting older and more sentimental, I enjoy listening to music my grandparents played on their stereo. It reminds me of being a child, when play was your “work” and you felt safe, happy and secure in the love of your family.

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