William was born in Liberty, New York to parents who were professional musicians. He is a member of Actors’ Equity, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He earned his B.A. in 1969 from City College of New York where he majored in music. After college, he reviewed recordings for American Record Guide and Fanfare magazines. He is working on a musical adaptation of a charming 1956 television play by George Selden and Kenneth Heuer, The Genie of Sutton Place, a fantasy about a boy, Timothy, whose well-to-do aunt, insists he replace his beloved basset hound with a poodle. With a little bit of magic, Timothy conjures a genie who turns his dog into a man, and both soon find their way into the household.

Waltz for Jeannine

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Paul Schmeling, digital piano
Recorded February 1999

Paul Schmeling

Someone Like You
Music and Lyrics © 2019 All Rights Reserved

Annette Sanders, vocal
Joe Parillo, piano
Recorded Sept 1, 2017 in Stable Sound Studios, Portsmouth, RI

Verse
You never know what’s bound to happen,
Expecting life to stay unchanged,
Until one magic day you meet someone
And your plans are rearranged.

For that’s exactly how it happened,
One magic day, you came along,
And ever since your eyes met mine,
My heart’s been singing this song:

Chorus
I could fall in love with someone like you,
Thank the stars above for someone like you.

When you smiled at me so sweetly,
I knew from the start you’d be the one to capture my heart.

I could waltz on air for someone like you,
Dance like Fred Astaire with someone like you.

And if deep inside you’re feeling the same way I do,
It’s time to stop pretending,
I’d love a very happy ending,
Just spending life with someone like you.

Bunny and Bear
Music and Lyrics © 2019 All Rights Reserved

Annette Sanders, vocal

Joe Parillo, piano
Recorded Sept 1, 2017 in Stable Sound Studios, Portsmouth, RI

Horsing around with Bunny and Bear,
Feet on the ground, floating on air,
Horsing around with Bunny and Bear.

Chasing a cloud with Bunny and Bear,
Laughing out loud, getting a stare,
Chasing a cloud with Bunny and Bear.

Bunny likes the circus,
Bear prefers the zoo.
When we’re all together,
There’s so much to do.

And everything’s fun with Bunny and Bear,
Out in the sun, weather is fair,
A rainy day comes, we haven’t a care
When we’re horsing around with Bunny and Bear.

Sharing a day with Bunny and Bear.
Finding our way, not knowing where,
Sharing a day with Bunny and Bear.

Spending the night with Bunny and Bear,
Stories of fright, enjoying a scare,
Spending the night with Bunny and Bear.

Bunny goes exploring,
Sometimes disappears.
Bear can always find him,
Knows him by his ears!

So Bunny and Bear, forever they’ll be
The lovable pair, a trio with me.
Wherever they are, I’ll always be there
Just horsing around with Bunny and Bear.

Annette Sanders

Joe Parillo

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