I am jubilant on this special bank Holiday weekend in the UK which sees Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II achieve 70 years of dedicated Service on the Throne. The First Monarch to do so. I am not just a Royalist but a believer that restoring the Monarchy to all the Previous Countries who had one would benefit the Countries and the people who were previously Monarchies.That would include France and Greece where the departure of the Monarchs did not go well.Modern Monarchs ad learned from past mistakes and would not just be bettter rulers but would be a bulwark between the people and the politicians cwho haver distanced themselves from their people. However this is an emotive subject perhaps best left for another time.

Today is a subject I came across in my mail toady on the subject of Cover version of songs and whether they can ever better the originals I contend that they can.

As proof I offer up the original version of a song called Walk Away Renee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDfrW5cWqMU . Then just listen to the cover version by the Four Tops full of power and emotions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu5ynjOlnOg . Sticking with the Four Tops for a moment , they did a cover of a song If I were a Carpenter which for me also knock spots off the original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXX36b_mlMo . The original was by Tim Hardin.

Next up is a Rolling Stones song which is good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADtnUC_ctNk But the cover is by Melanie Safka and I thought she brought it to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9alAuYr2g_8

Just something for you to ponder over. You may have favourite covers of your own or may think all covers are abominations.

Hugs to all, have a nice weekend.