Song Lyric Sunday 5th September

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Our theme this week is a bit more lively than last with songs that mention the words Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party suggested by Lady A.

I am surprised no-one has chosen this yet, or maybe they have and I haven’t seen it.

This has bitter sweet memories for me as I played it at Bro’s wedding in 1965 and earned myself the princely sum of five bob!
It also reminds me of my first MIL who passed away due to cancer in 1978. It was the only piece she ever heard me play and was one of her favourites, so when I play it now, it is for her.

According to WIKI

The Carnival Is Over” is a Russian folk song from circa 1883, adapted with English-language lyrics, written by Tom Springfield, for the Australian folk pop group the Seekers in 1965. The song became the Seekers’ signature recording, and the band have customarily closed their concerts with it ever since its success in late-1965.

At its 1965 sales peak, the Seekers’ single was selling 93,000 copies per day in the UK and is No. 30 in the chart of the biggest-selling singles of all time in the United Kingdom, with sales of at least 1.41 million copies in the UK alone. The single spent three weeks at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in November and December 1965.

The song also topped the Australian charts (for six weeks, from 4 December 1965), and reached No.1 in the Irish Charts for two weeks.

The Seekers Lyrics

“The Carnival Is Over”

Say goodbye my own true lover
As we sing a lovers song
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Now the carnival is gone

High above the dawn is waiting
And my tears are falling rain
For the carnival is over
We may never meet again

Like a drum, my heart was beating
And your kiss was sweet as wine
But the joys of love are fleeting
For Pierrot and Columbine

Now the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die

Like a drum, my heart was beating
And your kiss was sweet as wine
But the joys of love are fleeting
For Pierrot and Columbine

Now the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 5th September

  1. First time for me…

  2. I had no idea that this was their signature song and I would have thought it was Waltzing Matilda, I’ll Never Find Another You or Georgy Girl because I am much more familiar with those songs.

  3. Maggie says:

    This is a new song for me, too. The connection to your MIL is touching. That’s some of the power of musical connection. Wonderful choice for today.

  4. I’d never heard this one either, but it’s lovely. What a great choice! 🙂

  5. Paula Light says:

    Willow has it too. Interesting song…

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Very touching song. I’d not heard it before, and how sweet to have the memories you do about it. 🙂

  7. Oh yes, I remember this very well Di. Thanks for remembering too! ☺️💕. Nice share.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely, great choice, and who knew it was a Russian folk song 💜

  9. aisasami says:

    What a beautiful song! It’s my new favorite!

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