Friday, April 10, 2015

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“People may say I can’t sing, but nobody will say I didn’t sing.” -- Florence Foster Jenkins, from Sacred Harp Detroit


jamie said...

Re "People may say I can't sing, but nobody will say I didn't sing."

It's a quote from Florence Foster Jenkins, "an American socialite and amateur operatic soprano, who was known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone; her aberrant pronunciation; and her generally poor singing ability." see

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks for the information, Jamie. I didn't know who said it -- just saw that on the Detroit Sacred Harp web site and quoted it here. I have corrected the attribution. I appreciate learning the story behind the statement.