Sunday, August 21, 2011

Serutan Yob (A Song For Backward Boys And Girls Under 40)

I figure here is a good way to finish the Ox Herding series... with a song about going back into the world.

There was a boy,
A plumb enchanted boy, 
They say he wandered fer,
Yes he wandered fer,
On land and sea. 
He was kinda shy with one bad eye, 
But a real wise guy was he. 

And then one day,
This feller passed my way, 
And, man, we chewed the fat
About this and that
And he done said to me,
The durndest thing you ever learn is how to love and get a little lovin’ right back.

The durndest thing you ever learn is just to love and then return, 
And love some more and get a little lovin’ right back!

Once again, my taste in music might not sit well with most of you, so here is a more serious version if you prefer... (actually, I prefer the Nat Cole Trio but when else will I get the chance to post the Red Ingle version?!)

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return...

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy

They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea

A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise
Was he

And then one day
A magic day he came my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me

"The greatest thing You'll ever learn 
Is just to love And be loved 
In return"

1 comment:

  1. There's a great version from the movie "Moulin Rouge" - worth looking for.