When asked in 1994 "Do you have any songs that you'd like to cover?" Melanie replied "Harry Nilsson's 'Mournin' Glory Story' from the 1968 LP Harry is one I've always loved. God, it was a shame about Harry [passing away]."[1]


Melanie Anne Safka Schekeryk (February 3, 1947 – January 23, 2024), professionally known as Melanie or Melanie Safka, was an American singer-songwriter.Melanie is widely known for the 1971–72 global hit "Brand New Key"; her 1970 version of the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday"; her composition "What Have They Done to My Song Ma"; and her 1970 international breakthrough hit "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)", which was inspired by her experience of performing at the 1969 Woodstock music festival.