Last week saw a song from the earlier part of Alfie’s career that he thankfully resurrected for live performances in 2015 – Parlami D’Amore Mariu. This week, we’re looking at the song that came in at number nine in the 2017 Best Ever Alfie Boe Song poll and is from his second Decca album, Alfie:
In My Daughter’s Eyes is a new entry to the top ten this year – it’s been on the long list since the first poll in 2014 but has never before garnered enough votes to feature in the top ten. Written by James T Slater for Martina McBride’s 2003 Martina album, the song became an essential part of Alfie’s set list between 2011 and 2013. In some of the many interviews Alfie gave around the release of Alfie in 2011, he said that he chose the song for his daughter, Grace, as he had already chosen Song to the Siren for his son, also Alfie and for whom the album is named (Alfred Robert was born on New Year’s Day the following year). Besides being a beautiful song, I think it holds a special resonance to anyone who is or has a daughter – always makes me think of my dad and I’m sure I’m not alone in that. Here is Martina McBride:
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Jane ..did you receive my reply re winning the Vera Lynn ….or did I imagine the whole thing….regards Jane Mann..
I’ve sent the CD a couple of weeks ago – hopefully the postal service of both countries will deliver it!
One of my least favourites (along with The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face) but I do like the sentiment, and I loved the vid on the tour, so not all negative. Thanks as ever Jane xx