This was an easy choice this week as this song brings back a whole lot of memories.
Many moons ago just after I finished University, I worked in a travel agency that belonged to a friend.
One of the overseas clients who visited Bombay on his many business trips would drop by the agency and on each of his visits, he would sing this song to me. A most embarrassing moment back then, but it brings a smile to my face now.
A stranger tucked away in the far recesses of my mind, suddenly surfaces to provide a moment of happy thoughts.
Flashback to that day when the stranger first walked into that agency. He sat in front of me, a smile on his face. Then he leaned forward, looked into my eyes and crooned this number.
But back to the song ...
Pretty little baby was released in 1962 by Connie Francis and was subsequently sung by her in Italian and Japanese.
Here is the english version that takes me back to 1980 and makes me giggle.
Youtube - Pretty Little Baby
But I think the Japanese version is just too cute, even though I don't understand a word of it.
And perhaps if the stranger had sung Kawaii baby instead, I might have followed him. (oh lol).
Youtube - Kawaii baby
kawaii baby hai hai, kawaii baby hai hai
kawaii baby to yobuno wa aishiiteru kara ka shira
pretty little baby kawaii baby .
kotoritachino utau koe aino uta ni kikoeru no
pretty little baby suteki na baby
koi wo suru tte suteki janai wakai ko no hi wo
futaride sugoshimashou itsu itsu made mo
ima sugu atte, soshite itte
wasurerarenu ano kotoba
pretty little baby watashino baby
pretty little baby hai hai watashino baby hai hai
(lyrics copied from the youtube page so I have no idea if they are correct - update - my Japanese friend tells me the lyrics are correct.)
To all you pretty little babies, have the most perfect day.
Check out some other P entries at ABC Wednesday and some "Strangers" at GBE2