Ever since I saw that the Photo Hunt theme for this week is "wooden," I've had this song stuck in my head. It's one of my father-in-law's standards:
*Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)
Can't you see I love you Please don't break my heart in two That's not hard to do 'Cause I don't have a wooden heart And if you say goodbye Then I know that I would cry Maybe I would die 'Cause I don't have a wooden heart There's no strings upon this love of mine It was always you from the start Treat me nice Treat me good Treat me like you really should 'Cause I'm not made of wood And I don't have a wooden heart
Muss i denn, muss i denn Zum Stadtele hinaus Stadtele hinaus Und du, mein schat, bleibst hier?
There's no strings upon this love of mine It was always you from the start Sei mir gut Sei mir gut Sei mir wie du wirklich sollst Wie du wirklich sollst 'Cause I don't have a wooden heart
*Created by Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey and Bert Kaempfert
Probably the most well-known version of this song is the 1960 recording by Elvis Presley, for the film, G.I. Blues. It was released in the United States in 1964, two years before I was born...
...which is probably why I am most familiar with the way it's sung by my father-in-law, Bill. Before I met him, I had never heard Wooden Heart. Now, it gets stuck in my head at the mere mention of the word, "wooden." Thanks, Bill. ;o)
I certainly don't have a wooden heart, in the metaphoric sense. However, I was born on Valentine's day, so I've amassed quite a collection of hearts in my lifetime; ceramic hearts, metal hearts, heart pillows, heart boxes, heart dishes, heart textiles, you name it. The photos above show just a few of the wooden ones.