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Encyclopedia > Count Your Blessings (Irving Berlin song)

"Count Your Blessings" is a popular song. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (possibly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ...


It was written by Irving Berlin for the movie White Christmas. Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Baline, in Tyumen, Siberia (or Mahilyow (Mogilev), Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... White Christmas is a 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye which featured the songs of Irving Berlin, including the titular White Christmas. ...


The best known recordings were made by Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, and Eddie Fisher. Rosemary Clooney on the cover of her 2000 collection 16 Biggest Hits Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ... Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. ...


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WPC (2366 words)
Blessing is one of those words which gets thrown around casually in both spiritual and secular settings so I could understand the confusion.
We remark “that the rain we had last night was a blessing”, or we tickle the chin of a newborn and coo “bless your little cotton socks”, or as I used to hear from my grandmother “bless your puddin’ heart”.
Maybe you agree with the person who said that a “blessing” is a way in which God allows us to see God more clearly; or that to speak of a person as blessed is to acknowledge the presence of God in that person.
Irving Berlin: A Life in Song (626 words)
Although Berlin never denied his background, he eventually became the most American of artists, and his songs celebrated the secular holidays and events -- from war to depression to economic boom -- that are an indelible part of American memory.
With access to the Irving Berlin Archives, he has brought forth new information on how the songs were created and related this to the important incidents in the composer's life.
He has truly delineated a "life in song," for Berlin was a man who drew on his entire life's experiences in crafting his musical work.
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