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Val sings Swing Low Sweet Chariot as Twain

Val Kilmer sings a melodramatic Swing Low Sweet Chariot as Mark Twain. »Listen

9 Responses to “Val sings Swing Low Sweet Chariot as Twain”

  1. Kim says:

    I chuckled all the way through this, I could imagine the look on his face as he was doing the very low notes, I bet he coudn’t keep a straight face and had a lot of fun doing, at least I hope he did x

  2. Christa Mountain says:

    As I was writing my Christmas cards this morning and after reading the lesson, this was just the most precious little Christmas treat ever! how darling….sounded like Mr. Twain is just surrounded by angels :) from the Cry of Christmas-Tide, I hope Mr. Twain has learned from Eddy, “Meekly we kneel at our Master’s feet, for even a crumb that falleth from his table. We are hungry for Love, for the white-winged charity that heals and saves;” Misc. 369: 19-21; Thank you, Val warmed my belly

  3. Kim S. says:

    Welcome back Mr. Twain..looking forward to hearing more from you in the near future. Curious to know if it was Olivia who was on your mind as you sang or were you perhaps remembering those days when you where a steamboat pilot on the mighty Mississippi river.

    Thank you for the song :)

  4. Nancy Gieseking says:

    While Twain is singing, I imagine seeing the kitties toddling around his feet, wrapping tails around his ankles in honor of his low notes, bounding off sideways-hunched with his crescendos…with the dog sitting off to the side mesmerized by his master’s singing chiming in with a mournful chorus at the end.

  5. Dalemarie Davis says:

    Gee, I did not think it was a chuckler’s rendition.
    Mr. Kilmer works hard, in may estimation, to create the presence of Mr. Twain’s voice. It was a strain on the vocal cords to sing that way with such control as to seem effortless as the vocal portrayal of Mark Twain. I have sung in a choir for many years and it is hard work while at the same time an extreme joy and a Joyful Noise! Kudos, mr. Kilmer! You are tops with me.
    Blessings from our One God to You and Your Family, now and always, from Dalemarie.

  6. Nancy Gieseking says:

    I sure didn’t take it to be a “chuckler’s rendition”…couldn’t imagine that song being used as one. My vision of Twain sitting there with the animals was in the deepest of feelings…picturing a far off look in his eyes that see nowhere but inside himself. If you happened upon that scene you would feel the sweetness and the grief. I wish everyone love and peace in all ways.

  7. Chris says:

    Val that was amazing. It must have been so hard to maintain Mark Twain’s persona whilst singing. It still didn’t disguise the fact that you really can sing though. It’s hard enough to stay in tune with ones natural voice, without having to be someone else singing. All kudos to you. We really could do with hearing more of you singing by the way.
    Blessings to you and your family over this Christmas and New Year period. Hope you enjoy it.

  8. Rareandfirsts says:


    You need to know Twain better. His comments toward Eddy were all very much tongue in cheek. He, by that time was pretty much what one might call an avowed atheist to the chagrin of DeVoto and Clara… Hence the 1970’s release date of Letters From The Earth and the recent release of his biography. The love there was a love-hate relationship in that he loved her ability to con the masses while keeping a straight face and the hate was in the fact that she was conning them the same way that he saw organized religion emptying the pockets of the poor since the dark ages.

    BTW, we have met before and I have enjoyed your craft for many years.

  9. Amalia says:

    A talent with a driven force with on artistic creativity and it shows.

    In my opinion maybe could be played as Best’ End of movie/Credits Song.

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