Ένα ξεχασμένο σήμερα, πολύτιμο τραγούδι του Αμερικανού τραγουδοποιού – συνθέτη Wayne Shanklin [1916-1979].
Το ερμήνευσαν πρώτοι ο μεγάλος
Frankie Laine & το “παιδί – θαύμα” Jimmy Boyd.
Το τραγούδι, μετονομασμένο σε
“Little Child (Daddy Dear)” έχει διασκευαστεί αρκετές φορές. Καμία με τη μουσικότητα της αυθεντικής εκτέλεσης [1953], που ακούμε μαζί με εκείνην του Wes Montgomery από το άλμπουμ Tequila [1966]

A forgotten today, precious song by the American songwriter – composer Wayne Shanklin [1916-1979].
It was first performed by the great
Frankie Laine & the “wunderkind” Jimmy Boyd.
The song, renamed
“Little Child (Daddy Dear)” has been covered several times. None with the musicality of the original performance [1953], which we hear, along with that of Wes Montgomery, from his album Tequila [1966]

Daddy dear, Daddy dear, is the world really round?
Tell me where is the bluebird of happiness found?
Tell me why is the sky up above so blue?
And when you were a child did you cry like I do?
What becomes of the sun when it falls into the sea
And who lights it again bright as bright can be?
Tell me why can’t I fly without wings through the skies?
Tell me why, Daddy dear, are there tears in your eyes?
Little one, little one, yes, the world’s really round
And the bluebird you search for will surely be found
And the sky up above is so blue and so clear
So that you’ll see the bluebird if it should come near
And the sun doesn’t fall when it slips out of sight
All it does is make way for the moon’s pretty light
And if children could fly there’d be no need for birds
And I cry, little one, ’cause I’m touched by your words.
Don’t be sad, Daddy dear, if it’s true the world’s round
I will search ’round the world till the bluebird is found
Little one, there’s no need to wander too far
For the bluebird you seek is right here where you are
Show me where, Daddy dear, and here’s what I’ll do
I will find the bluebird and give it to you
Dear, the bluebird’s the love in your heart pure and true
And I found it the day heaven blessed me with you!”
Daddy dear, Daddy dear, Daddy dear…

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  1. Resa August 28, 2020 at 4:14 am

    That was absolutely lovely! The diversity of music presented in this podcast/blog is a lot of fun, and other enjoyable(s)!

    1. Oannes August 28, 2020 at 9:24 am

      I can’t thank you enough Resa. Neither I can show just how much your words mean to me.


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