Thursday, December 20, 2012


In catching up with some of the happenings of the past couple of months, I noted the passing of Andy Williams.  His career was given a tremendous boost, if not indeed launched, by the song Moon River.  However, of all of his songs, my favorite is Canadian Sunset.  

Words and Music by Norman Gimbel and Eddie Heywood

Peak Billboard position # 7 in 1956

Competing version by writer Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter hit # 2

Once I was alone
So lonely and then
You came, out of nowhere
Like the sun up from the hills

Cold, cold was the wind
Warm, warm were your lips
Out there, on that ski trail
Where your kiss filled me with thrills

A weekend in Canada, a change of scene
Was the most I bargained for
And then I discovered you and in your eyes
I found the love that I couldn't ignore

Down, down came the sun
Fast, fast, fast, beat my heart
I knew when the sun set
From that day, we'd never ever part

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