"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Birthday Today - Irving Berlin

A good follow up to yesterday's birthday of Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin was born on this day in 1888.   Astaire actually was the singer for some of Berlin's best songs, and there were a lot of great ones.   Here's one of my favorites, which I used to sing to my children:

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