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Music Monday: The Bare Necessities

For some reason the song "The Bare Necessities" has been in my head the last couple days. Maybe it is because I saw a trailer for the new live-action Jungle Book movie that is coming out next year. Or maybe because it is one of the those classic Disney tunes that everyone can hum. 

The song was written by Terry Gilkyson for the 1967 animated film, The Jungle Book. It was nominated for for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Although the rest of the songs in the movie was written and composed by the Sherman Brothers, this song was not. There had been an earlier draft of The Jungle Book that was tossed out and later redone, but this song remained.

(c) Disney

(c) Disney

Phil Harris as Baloo sang this song for the movie. There have been many covers of this popular Disney song. One of the most famous and well-loved version was one sung by Louis Armstrong.

So as you start your week....

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old mother nature's recipes
That bring the bare necessities of life

Happy Music Monday!

-Daisy