Barbara Graham (June 26, 1923 – June 3, 1955) was an American criminal convicted of murder. She was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison on the same day as two convicted accomplices, Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins, all of whom were involved in a robbery that led to the murder of an elderly widow. Nicknamed "Bloody Babs" by the press, Graham was the third woman in California to be executed by gas.
The sweetest sounds I'll ever hear Are still inside my head The kindest words I'll ever know Are waiting to be said The most entrancing sight of all Is yet for me to see And the dearest love in all the world Is waiting somewhere for me Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for me. The sweetest sounds I'll ever hear Are still inside my head The kindest words I'll ever know Are waiting to be said The most entrancing sight of all Is yet for me to see And the dearest love in all the world Is waiting somewhere for me Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for m. Somewhere for me. More on Genius. About The Sweetest Sounds. This song was written to open the 1962 Broadway musical No Strings, for Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley. Rodgers wrote the lyrics for the songs in this show himself. The Sweetest Sounds" Track Info. Written By Richard Rodgers.
Val Norman - The Ballad Of Barbara Graham (2:41). On June 3, 1955 Barbara Graham and two of her partners in crime were executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin for their part in the brutal murder of Mabel Monahan in Burbank, California. Graham, along with a few accomplices, had heard rumors of a large amount of cash hidden in Mabel Monahan's house. Unfortunately for Monahan, she made the mistake trying to help Barbara Graham when Graham claimed she had car trouble and asked to use the phone. When Monahan opened the door to Graham, the whole gang streamed in and commenced ransacking the house and pistol-whipping Monahan in an effort to get her to give up the money's supposed location.
Barbara Graham was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. She had a difficult and miserable childhood (sound a familiar story?). Her mother was sent to a reformatory when she was only two years old and thus Barbara was raised by neighbors and got little education. Interestingly when Barbara was interviewed on death row she told the reporter, "If I have to spend the rest of my life in prison - if I have to serve more than seven years - I want it the way it is. I'll take the gas chamber. Maybe that will be better for my kids" (of which she had three). Barbara described herself as "paying for a life of little sins.
What do words ending with "ever" mean? Phrases like: Whatever, whoever, whenever, wherever, whichever, or however. It has a similar meaning to "anything or everything".
Ballads, in other words, are the songs at junior-high dances that make nervous adolescents pair off to sway back and forth arhythmically or feign interest in, say, the paint chips on the walls of the gym. I do not know how "ballad" acquired that meaning as well as the older and still current one described here.
The ballad is one of the oldest poetic forms in English. There are so many different types of ballad that giving one strict definition to fit all the variations would be nearly impossible. The simplest way to think of a ballad is as a song or poem that tells a story and has a bouncy rhythm and rhyme scheme. The strict meter and rhyme scheme of folk ballads helped singers and storytellers to remember the words of the poems, as did the recurring sounds of rhymes and the repeating words of refrains. All in all, the traditional ballad was an ideal form for narrative poetry that was transmitted orally because the form made the words so easy to remember. The era of the lyrical ballad is considered to have been the apex of the ballad's literary prestige. While lyrical ballads are still written today, the ballad as a literary form began to lose its prestige during the Victorian era because of its increasing association with sentimentality.