When I was talking about Elaine singing yesterday, I did not mention that, in addition to some standards, she has her own unusual repertoire of songs. A few months ago, I wrote about overhearing her sing, "Jingle bells, jingle bells, for the Bible tells me so!"
Recently I have heard, "The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that's the book for me, I stand alone on the word of God, and Bingo was his name-oh!"
Then Friday Darren called me at work to tell me her latest. She and Lucy have been watching "Mary Poppins" this summer. Not much else. Just "Mary Poppins." That morning, Darren heard Elaine singing: "I sing the mighty power of God, who made the mountains rise...Up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear, oh let's gooooooooo, fly a kite!"
I'm starting to see her as some sort of lounge singer now, like in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" minus Jeff Bridges and the piano.