Skip to comments.88 year-old Granny sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Posted on 01/11/2019 6:05:24 AM PST by punknpuss
A young man sits behind a piano and plays the first few notes to the beautiful ballad Somewhere over the Rainbow from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. His silver-haired grandma sits in a wheelchair near him, ready to add the magic with her golden voice. Mind it; the music they create will take you to a wonderland in no time!
Doug Manor, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, shared this music video of his son Trevor and the young mans granny Gwen Gustafson on YouTube in July 2017.
Perhaps Gwen knows the melody all too well; after all, she must have been around 10 when the famous film was screened for the first time.
When the octogenarian grandma starts to sing, its truly as though she has stayed young forever.
As Gwen sings, her beloved grandson plays the melody. One can just sense how precious this grandma-grandson bond is.
Gwens voice soars just like thebluebird of happiness in the songshe sings it with such passion and grace.
Those who have seen this American timeless classic will never forget Judy Garland singing this beautiful song to her aunt Em and uncle Henry on their farm in Kansas.
Upon hearing the magical tune being played by Trevor, one may be transported to the wonderful world of Oz and the Emerald City.
One listener remarked on YouTube, Her voice is like a nightingale. What a wonderful memory for the two of them Judy Garland would have been proud of this performance.
Incidentally, Gwen has her own YouTube channel, demonstrating that you are never too old to enjoy life to the fullest.
Both so talented. Beautiful!
Good post thanks...
Was there a link to the youtube that doesn’t require going to the blog? Thank you.
Just a gorgeous rendition! Love this song.
She has a great soprano voice—and she has the song memorized.
My favorite version of “Over the Rainbow” is by Del Courtney & His Orchestra, issued on the Vocalion label in 1939. However, this is very hard to find.
THANK YOU for posing this link. Remarkable clip, a joy to view.
I miss my Mother so much at this moment! She would have loved this performance.
Thanks for finding and posting this. Very nice pause from the angst caused by most threads.
She should audition for “America’s got Talent!”
Thank you for posting the link. I was rushing this morning.
u r welcome
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