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Author Topic: My Lover Stands on Golden Sands  (Read 663 times)
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« on: December 12, 2014, 10:44:58 PM »

My Lover Stands on Golden Sands



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The title is a reference to an old song from the 60s.
Another piece created by chance in MBF. It made me think of old sailing vessels on a rough sea. Sailors hanging on, reminding themselves that there's someone waiting at home.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 05:23:57 PM »

Ah, the song in question is Beyond the Sea.  If I'm not mistaken, that was a translation of a French song called La Mer by Charles Trenet.  La Mer in English is The Sea, hence the French name for Sea Sickness is Mal De Mer.

Apparently, the original French lyrics are nothing like the ones in Beyond the sea.  Not that I've got them in front of me or anything, just something I recall from when I was learning to play the musical keyboard (not that I remember much of it these days).

Strange how one thing can make you think of another and all that jazz...
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 12:13:18 AM »

Well spotted Simon! I have heard the original French version but I've no idea what the lyrics are either. I grew up with Bobby Darin's rendition.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 07:31:28 PM »

Having a quick google search around, here's a possible translation of La Mer:

The sea,
We see dancing along the shores of clear bays,
Shimmers with silver
The sea
Changing shimmers
Under the rain

The sea
With the summer sky
Mix up her white horses
With the angels so pure
The infinite azure shepherdess
Sea

Sea
By the ponds
Those big wet reeds
See
Those white birds
And those rusty houses

The sea
Has cradled them
Along the shores of clear bays
And with a love song
The sea
Has rocked my heart for life
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 08:30:13 PM »

Not much overlap there.
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