Ain’t it kinda crazy how he blows that horn Like sunshine singing from the sky Like daybreak lighting up the dawn — Turn it up, I want to hear How sweet that man can play And when those saints start marching in They bring a whole new joyous day Just when I’m feeling sad and low, it’s heaven to my ears All I need is keys and sax and a slide of soft trombone Zapping out those hot jazz tunes and Zinging gospel, blues and soul
Contextual Essay: Apart from family and friends, by far the most reliable companion I have — to boost my energy and spirits — is music. Preferably upbeat, loud and joyful!
Margaret Zanardo is a Sydney poet, writer and graphic designer. She has a background in languages, art and English literature.
In recent years she has tutored in high school English and creative writing, and also edited academic papers.