There was no one to wind it up, and so it could not sing.
And all was silent, so terribly silent!
"He answered, 'I cannot sing; for that was the reason why I left the entertainment and retired to this place, because I cannot sing.'
"The other who talked to him replied, 'However, you shall sing.'
From the dancing room, they still heard the laughter and merry voices trying to persuade Natasha to sing.
Natasha was preparing to sing. Denisov was looking at her with enraptured eyes.
"Kitty plays, and we have a piano, not a good one, it's true, but you will give us so much pleasure," said the princess with her affected smile, which Kitty disliked particularly just then, because she noticed that Varenka had no inclination to sing.
Varenka came, however, in the evening and brought a roll of music with her.
Running to the magazine she snatched up a feed-belt, and in another moment was on deck beside the astonished Sing.
I said I had been to the opera in Hanover, once, and in Mannheim once, and in Munich (through my authorized agent) once, and this large experience had nearly persuaded me that the Germans PREFERRED singers who couldn't sing.
This was not such a very extravagant speech, either, for that burly Mannheim tenor's praises had been the talk of all Heidelberg for a week before his performance took place--yet his voice was like the distressing noise which a nail makes when you screech it across a window-pane.
In an attempt to preserve her ability to process sounds, a teenager in Washington, United States was awakened by the doctors in the middle of her brain surgery, to make her sing.
What they are looking for now, is people keen to get up on stage and sing.
He's the man who can claim to have made the UK sing.
Which would make this the 131st year of the Sing but not the 131st Sing.