Friday, October 3, 2008
Look For A Star !
My 1st successful uploading of a video from Youtube is a major milestone for me. The song "Sukiyaki" must have brought back many sweet and nostalgic memories for people of my generation and those after. Some have emailed me their thanks for rekindling their past and comments were also left on the post.
The comment left by Peter ( a blogger-visitor ) is particularly touching.
Please see his comments at that post.
He recalled that around that time there was also another hit song," Look For A Star ".
And how it was one of his father's favourites....and his too!
Well dear Peter, please add me to the list too for this song.
As soon as I first heard the song in the early 60's on radio as a schoolboy, I was hooked.
It was such a lovely song to sing. The lyrics were easy and earthy.
And believe me...as I had done countless times, this song is best sung when you really can sit
under an open night sky, looking up at the stars above!
I used to sit under our huge "Jambu Batu" tree at our old Geylang home, surrounded by
friends and nieces, and strummed on my Ukulele singing this same song! That was so long ago!
And yet the emotions of this song still tugs at our heartstrings.
Above is a scanned image I took from page 10 of my 4 decade old handwritten songbook.
This song 1st appeared in 1961 in the movie " Circus of Horrors". It became a big hit and Billy
Vaughn later did a recording and made it even more popular.
So Peter...thanks for jolting my memory at the right time.
I am dedicating this post and this youtube video....to you.