Thursday, July 5, 2012

(Reposted from Long Ago): "No Enchanted Evening ... "

Nighttime beach view of Rio de Janeiro (I'm not sure I really want to visit there for a number of reasons ).

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OK, I posted this as an early entry on my *original* Arcturus blog back in March or April 2006 (in the early days of that first blog). Now, I'd like to "repost" it, with a few different adapted lyrics and new pictures with appropriate YouTube clips ...

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This is Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin from the original Broadway version singing it circa 1949 -- they look a bit odd but it is probably the best version ever. The song starts at 1:00m.

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Some Enchanted Evening

Music and lyrics by
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted by Regulus

Yet another evening, you will tip that bar keep,
Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger,  

Yes, once again that bar keep in a crowded room ...
You may see a stranger across a crowded room ... 

And somehow you know, you know even then,
That somewhere, you'll see her again and again! you're an old bar troll, all sad and alone!


Yet another evening, no one will be caring!
Some enchanted evening , someone may be laughing

No love will be yours in a big crowded room...
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room



And night after night, as strange sure as it seems ...
The sound of her laughter his thank you singing will mock all your dreams!

Who can explain it, who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try!



The Mantovani instrumental version ... sublime.

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Not on any evening, will you find a true love,
Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love,


When you hear her call you are ejected from a crowded room bar

Then fly to her side what shall you do and make her but double down once again?

Or all through your life you may dream shall drink all alone!

Once you have found her him, never let her him go ...


Once you have found her him, never let her him go!"

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OK, that's enough of that. But I just wanted to post that at this late hour.

My next planned entry will be in a day or two.

--Regulus

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