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 TailorMade Music 

Personalized Songs for Special Occasions

It's someone's birthday. Wedding. Anniversary. You want a gift that is special, one-of-a-kind. That everyone can enjoy and will remember. Consider a TailorMade Music song. 

You tell me all the fun facts about the giftee. I shape them into lyrics set to the tune of a well-known song. When you combine new words with a melody everyone knows, the result is funny and charming.

Your TMM song can be:


- sung live with karaoke or piano

- prerecorded and played at the event or shared on-line

- read aloud by yourself at the event (without music)

Drop me a note and we'll take it from there!

SAMPLES

BIRTHDAY
"Beth Blatt's personal touches and wonderful humor
combined with the spot-on sentiments that she incorporated in the lyrics made the party!
Everyone loved it!
Even my teenage kids were willing to perform the song for our audience."
Cindy C.

JONNY B. GOODE

(to the tune of Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry)

 

Written for a mother and her four sons to sing on her husband’s birthday. CAPITALS are sung, lower case is spoken. They performed it to a karaoke instrumental track.

 

Rap:

Hey there all you rockers, lend an ear -

You think you know Jon Calder, well, that ain't clear.

Here's the whole story of our Jonny Clam,

And Dad, please - don't get mad.

 

WAY UP IN MASSACHUSETTS, TOWN OF SUDBURY

THERE LIVED A BOY, JON CALDER, WHO WAS CALLED JC

ANYTHING, YOU NAME IT, JC DID SO WELL

ESPECIALLY SPORTS - AT HOCKEY HE WAS SWELL

WHEN HE TOOK THE ICE, THE GIRLS WOULD SCREAM FOR LUCK

CAUSE EVEN WAY BACK THEN, HE GAVE REALLY GOOD PUCK

GO, GO!

GO, JONNY GO GO…

OOH, JONNY WAS GOOD

 

THE BOY GREW UP AND WENT TO COLLEGE WAY OUT WEST

WENT SKIING EVERY DAY, ACED EVERY ECON TEST

SAID, I'LL BE A PROFESSOR, BUT FIRST GO TO TUCK

THEN SOMEHOW HE'S AT CITIBANK AND CHASING A BUCK

HOTSHOT IN A PORSCHE CRUISING LONDON TOWN                     

THEN ONE DAY HE MET

(Mom) Me!

AND SAID I'LL SETTLE DOWN

(Sons) OH NO, NO DADDY NO NO…

DADDY WAS GOOD

 

Tim: Then came me!

Bill: And me

Jamie: And me

Charlie: Me

Dog: (barks)

 

Remember that Porsche that was such a hit?

Now instead he has a nice pic of it (show photo)

No more tequila slammers - they make him upchuck

As for rice and beans - (a son makes a fart noise)

Did someone step on a duck?

 

BUT WE STILL THINK HE'S THE BEST GUY ALIVE

HE STILL KICKS BUTT AT HOCKEY, STILL WEIGHS ONE FIVE FIVE

EVER SLOW AND STEADY, HE'S A COACH WITH NO PEERS

READ ALL OF WINSTON CHURCHILL,

(Mom) Though it took him five years

IN EVERY SINGLE WAY HE STILL IS GOOD AS GOLD

BUT WATCH OUT, DAD, CAUSE NOW YOU'RE REALLY OLD

4-0

YO JONNY BIG 4-0 (3 TIMES)

THO IT'S THE BIG 4-0 JONNY'S STILL GOOD!

SEXTY SUE

(to the tune of “Bicycle Built For Two” by Harry Dacre)

 

SUZIE, SUZIE, GIVE US YOUR ANSWER, DO.

HOW YOU MANAGE TO LOOK LIKE YOU’RE 32.

IS IT YOGURT FROM ACTIVIA?                       

OR MAYBE ALL THAT NIVEA?                       

WELL, ALL I KNOW

IS YOU’VE GOT THIS GLOW

YOU’RE NOT 60 - YOU’RE SEXTY SUE.

 

SUZIE, SUZIE, TELL US YOUR SECRET, DO.

YOU’RE SO GOOD AT HAPPY, NEVER GO BOOHOOHOO.

FROM CHAUTAUQUA TO CALIFORNIA

TO CANDLEWOOD AND FLORIDA

YOU LAUGH AND CHARM

NO MATRONLY MARM,

YOU’RE NOT 60 - YOU’RE SEXTY SUE.

 

SUZIE, SUZIE, THESE SIXTY YEARS, THEY FLEW

FOR 60 MORE, WE’RE STICKING TO YOU LIKE GLUE 

THE SWEETEST FRIEND AND MOTHER

WE WOULDN’T HAVE NO OTHER

THAT SPARK YOU’VE GOT

YOU’RE COOL – AND HOT

SCREW 60 – YOU’RE SEXTY SUE.

MEDLEY FROM OKLAHOMA

The daughter of a woman turning 82 and assorted family/friends sang this for her a cappella on Zoom)

"That was the most wonderful, creative, unusual birthday I’ve ever had! I just can’t get over it!
I wanted to let you know how pleased I am.
Everybody involved seemed to have so much fun with it. Thank you so much."
 
ngrid M.

(To the tune of "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning")

THERE ARE BRIGHT, BEAMING SMILES ON OUR FACES.                                       

OH, SUCH BRIGHT, BEAMING SMILES – WHAT’S THE BASIS?

THE WORLD IS THE SAME AS EACH DAY FLUTTERS BY

BUT THIS DAY IS SPECIAL AND WE ALL KNOW WHY.

 

THIS DAY OUR BEAUTIFUL INGY

THIS DAY OUR MOTHER WAS BORN.                                      

OH, HOW SHE MAKES US FEEL SING-Y

THIS DAY’S FOR TOOTING HER HORN.                       

 

KANSAS CITY IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED

FROM THE GET-GO, SHE WAS SO BIG-HEARTED.

WITH HER THREE BROTHERS, THEY MADE QUITE THE TEAM.

A PICTURE-BOOK CHILDHOOD, THE POST-WORLD WAR DREAM.                      

 

PICTURE OUR BEAUTIFUL INGY

AT COLLEGE AND STUDYING ART

SOON SHE IS OFFERED A RING-Y

THE SOONER STATE NOW PLAYS ITS PART.

 

OH, SHE WAS SUCH A POWERHOUSE MOTHER.                                           

SHE MADE ENDS MEET ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

ALWAYS SO POSITIVE (THANKS, DAILY WORD)

IN THE CHOIR, THE LOVELIEST ALTO YOU’VE HEARD.

 

GRATEFUL ARE WE FOR OUR INGY,                            

DRIVING US ALL OVER TOWN.                         

SHE HAS THE WORLD ON A STRING-Y,                       

NOTHING CAN BRING INGY DOWN.                             

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL –                                             

 

(To the tune of "I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No")

 

SHE’S JUST A GIRL WHO CAN’T SAY NO

SHE KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE.

ALL HER EMPLOYERS LOVED HER SO;

THEIR PATIENTS SAID, SHE’S NUMBER ONE.

 

WHEN WE KIDS WERE YOUNG, SHE DID IT ALL -

SHE WORKED 3 JOBS, DID 16-HOUR DAYS.                

EVEN THOUGH WE’RE GROWN, SHE’S STILL ON CALL,    

HER WORK WITH MOBILE MEALS DOES AMAZE.    

                                   

IF IT IS FUN, SHE CAN’T SAY NO

THANKS TO US FIVE ALIVE.

NOT JUST SURVIVING, WE THRIVE

GOOD TIMES IN OVERDRIVE

COULD YOU SAY NO?

 

SHE’S JUST A GIRL WHO CAN’T SAY NO,

SHE IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT,

SHE’S ALWAYS ON THE GO-GO-GO -

SO WHAT IF A FENDER IS BENT?          

 

EVERY CHANCE FOR CULTURE, SHE IS THERE,

NEVER FOR A MOMENT IS SHE BORED.

WHEN THE URBAN MISSION NEEDED HER

SHE WORKED SO HARD THEY GAVE HER AN AWARD                                                       

           

IF IT IS FUN, SHE CAN’T SAY NO -

ZIPPING AROUND IN HER FIT,

SHE’S NOT A SITTER WHO’LL KNIT,                            

HUNGRY FOR LIFE, EVERY BIT.                                    

AND WE SAY -

 

(To the tune of "OKLAHOMA")

 

OH, OUR INGY, WHAT’S HER SECRET, CAN YOU PASS IT ON?

SUCH A HAPPY HER

EACH DAY HAPPIER

HAD HER SHARE OF SAD, BUT THAT IS GONE

 

OH, OUR INGY, HOW SHE LOVES HER BIRDS, OH MY MY MY                  

OH, SHE FEEDS AND FEEDS

THOSE SUNFLOWER SEEDS

WELL, THE SHELLS ARE PILED UP TO MY THIGH.

 

SHE SURE NUFF IS OKIE PROUD                                   

CHEERS THE THUNDER, THE SOONERS – AND LOUD                 

 

AND NOW WE SAY

YAY! A HIP HIP HIP HOORAY

WE’RE ONLY SAYING

YOU’RE MORE THAN FINE, DEAREST INGY                          

INGRID’S MORE THAN OK

 

WE ARE

YOUR FAN CLUB

NELDA, BEVERLY             

JUDY, JANEY

NATHANIEL, KITTY

JILL AND STACEY

 

A HUMAN SO LOVING IS RARE

COME TO THINK OF IT - HER NAME IS “CARE.”

 

AND LOOK AT YOU

WOW – TODAY YOU’RE 82 -                               

PHEW - AND ALL YOU’RE DOING

YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION,

DEAREST INGY, OH I-N-G-Y, I CAN SEE WHY                                    

COAST TO COAST,

YOU’RE LOVED THE MOST

LET’S RAISE A TOAST -                                                               

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!

WEDDING

Sung live at a wedding celebration for a couple who eloped. Lyrics to the tune of "All Of Me."

CHIPP AND DEE

JUST LOOK AT CHIPP AND DEE

CAN'T YOU SEE

THEY'RE SO GOOD TOGETHER.

TAKE HER LIPS

YOU WANT TO BRONZE THEM,

TAKE HIS ARMS

WE'D BETTER FONZE THEM.

WHAT A PAIR

YOU CAN TAKE THEM ANYWHERE,

SAVOIR FAIRE AND STANFORD TOGETHER.

THEY MADE A DATE

BUT JUST COULDN'T WAIT.

WHO CARES, WHEN IT'S CHIPP AND DEE

 

DEE AND CHIPP

THEY ARE A DOUBLE DIP

THEY'RE BOTH HIP AND HAPPILY HOMEY.

DEE IS TOUGH

SHE POINTS OUT DANGERS.

CHIPP IS SWEET

HE TALKS (AND TALKS AND TALKS AND TALKS) TO STRANGERS.

SOME THOUGHT CHIPP

WOULD NEVER TAKE THE DIP,

"HE'LL JUST SKIP FROM FLOWER TO FLOWER."

THEN HE MET SWEET PEA

AND THE REST IS HISTORY

THEY'RE NATURALS CHIPP AND DEE

LET'S ALL TOAST TO CHIPP AND DEE