Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A long forgotten song...

When she was fourteen and I fifteen my super dramatic Leo sister declared she wanted to hear Cliff Richard singing 'Outsider' in her last moments. I wasn't pleased because I wanted to make him my favorite, now she had chosen him to sing for her.

So we competed in 'getting to know him better'. I found out (without Google), that he was born in Lucknow, India. He was half Indian (later we learnt he was not proud of being half Indian and were most disappointed) and born on 14th October, which means today is his birthday :)



Cliff Richard is better known for The Young Ones, Congratulations, Summer Holiday, Evergreen Tree and Theme for a Dream ('Har pal' from Lage Raho Munna Bhai is on this tune).

One song I am not able to find in Lime Wire, Cool Toad.com or You Tube is 'Disillusioned Fool' by Roger Whittaker. Where do I look? Looked everywhere, all I found are these lyrics ...

Disillusioned Fool
by
Roger Whittaker

1) Raindrops are falling from my windows
Teardrops are falling from my eyes
Memories come creeping through the shadows of my mind
Thoughts of love and thoughts of all those lies you told me

2) I think of the time when we were children
Hand in hand we'd wander home from school
But those times are lost and gone forever
Leaving me the disillusioned fool

Chorus

I'm a disillusioned fool for loving you
You're locked up in my mind
No matter how I try or where I go, or what I do
Just when I think I've met someone
the past is over-finished-done!

3) I remember the things we used to do, together
I remember calling you my own
I remember kissing you and holding your hand
Now I'm remembering alone

Repeat 1) with last 3 lines as follows:

Indistinct impressions of a girl I used to know
Games & swings & funny things we did so long ago
I remember kissing you and holding your hand
Now I'm remembering alone

So here's another one by Roger Whittaker. I wonder if anybody still listen to these ... I love them :)

23 comments:

A rebel all the way... said...

great song...
had never listened to any of his songs previously...but this one is going straight to my youtube favourite list...

Mystic Margarita said...

I love Roger Whiitaker! Some favs. are Last farewell, Streets of London, Mammy Blue. Used to love Sir Cliff, too, as a child. And methinks, Har Pal is inspired by Theme for a Dream and not Evergreen Tree?

Indian Home Maker said...

@a rebel all way :)

@mystic margarita - Yes today I prefer Roger Whittaker to Sir Richard, but that one year we were in love with Cliff Richard's voice :)
I also love 'The first hello, the last goodbye' ... don't you like 'Disillusioned Fool'?
Corrected the error:)

Indian Home Maker said...

a rebel all the way - Then you must listen to 'Last Farewell' by Roger Whittaker... :)

phoenixritu said...

Lovely, sniff sniff , I really went down memory lane listening to the melodies. Music was so simple and true in the good old days. Sigh!!!

Pinku said...

hmmm...nice tribute.

Am wondering who you chose since sis got Cliff.

Indian Home Maker said...

@phoenixritu Made me feel the same way ...had not heard them for ages!

Indian Home Maker said...

@Pinku You think I'd give up? I had a scrap book filled with Cliff Richard trivia, to prove I was more deserving :)

Mampi said...

LOL at the competetion. Guess every set of sisters does that at one point of time.

Yes Cliff Richards is fabulous. Love all of his melodies.

myheadtrip said...

Wow! down memory lane...all those songs! I love them!! My favourite was Hold on by Wilson Philips. Doubt if people have even heard of that band! :D

myheadtrip said...

The link to the song in youtube

Indian Home Maker said...

@mampi We were such dopes! I sent her the link, she can have him all she wants :)

myheadtrip No, don't remember at all, but now it's in my favourite list on youtube. Did you ever hear a song, that went, very angrily like 'I am just sick and tired of being sick and tired of you...' I remember a good part of the lyrics, but not who sang it!

shail said...

Wow, I am listening to this one (Elizebethan Serenade) after such a long time!!
Did you try searching imeem.com?? Just on the off chance that the song you look for might be there.

Imp's Mom said...

Oh lady this is a wonderful trip down memory lane...they just make songs like they used to now...

@Apar..Hold by Wilson Phillips sisters is on of my fav songs, I was so sad when they just stop releasing music... :)

myheadtrip said...

IHM: It does not ring a bell, but the lines sound good to me :D

Imp's mom: Soul sisters...what else to say?!? :D

Tania said...

OMG,I loved Cliff Richards in college(so that makes me a gen X right!).We had a contest for the boy's hall nite where you had to translate an English song in Hindi and sing it.I sang this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRq642i-VVA

Indian Home Maker said...

@Shail I was looking for 'Imagine' for another post, and saw all these glorious numbers...each has many memories attached :)
Thanks I will try imeem.com :)

Indian Home Maker said...

@Imp's Mom - Yes and I spent a senti evening, playing the songs over and over again :)

@Tania LOL you translated it!!! That must have been such fun :)I wonder what the lyrics were like once translated....must have sounded like a regular Bollywood song!

Indyana said...

I still love his lovely voice and all the summer holiday and young ones songs etc...oooh! Thanks for this! :)

Mavin said...

Me for Don Williams and Jim Reeves.

Indian Home Maker said...

@Indyana Now I have been on You Tube going through old favorites, all day :)

@Mavin Love Jim Reeves too, after reading your comment went exploring the wonders of 'nostalgia at your finger tips' aka You Tube :))

churningthewordmill said...

cliff richards came waaaaaay before me...but i love his music! thanks fr putting up that song!

jupiter said...

i love those songs..congratulations and bachelor boy....after reading ur blog came to know that it was sung by cliff richards..thanks for sharing