Three weeks ago, Doris Mary Kappelhoff passed away at the age of ninety-seven. She was better known as Doris Day, taking her stage name from a song she performed, "Day After Day".
She was one of my favourite actresses and I particularly loved her performance as the title character from the musical "Calamity Jane".
My friend Sylvia Horn sings a number of Doris Day's songs and asked me if I knew "It's Magic" as she wants to sing it, so I looked it up, worked out a chord progression that I am able to play and hope that soon, Sylvia will be able to sing it to my accompaniment.
According to Wikipedia:
"It's Magic" is a popular song written by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. The song was introduced by Doris Day in her film debut, Romance on the High Seas (known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic after the song), and was published in 1947. Versions which made the Billboard magazine charts in 1948 were recorded by Doris Day, Tony Martin, Dick Haymes, Gordon MacRae, and Sarah Vaughan. It was nominated for a Best Song Oscar in 1948, losing to "Buttons and Bows."
In 1952, Doris Day made the song the theme of The Doris Day Show, her Hollywood radio series.
This video is my own interpretation of the song.