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JUDY GARLAND: 'THE TROLLEY SONG'. A CLOSEUP.
Performed by Judy Garland and Chorus in the film 'Meet Me in St. Louis', 1944. A High Quality, Full Screen Close Up.This video was a pleasure to make. ...'The Trolley Song' is such a well known song of Judy's - from MMISL & concert tours - that I didn't expect to find anything new or fresh about it. But I did! As a close up, I can see the intricacies of Judy's face, her eyes ... & of all the close up videos I've done, this was the most surprising gift. I hadn't seen the movement & facial expressions of Judy as clearly. She's glowing ... Some interesting facts: Ralph Blaine wrote the lyrics. He was told to write a song about trolleys for the movie, and was having a hard time coming up with inspiration. He finally came up with some lyrics when he went to the library and found a children's book with a picture of a St. Louis trolley car with the caption: "Clang, clang, clang went the jolly little trolley." In 2004, the American Film Institute ranked this #26 on the 100 Greatest Songs in American Films list. Words and music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for 1944 ~ALL~ Clang ,clang, clang went the trolley Ding, ding, ding went the bell Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings as we started for Huntington Dell. Chug, chug, chug went the motor Bump, bump, bump went the brake Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings as we glided for Huntington Lake. The day was bright, the air was sweet The smell of honeysuckle charmed me off my feet I tried to <b>...</b>