Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Remembering #Songs - Amapola

I am participating in the Write Tribe Festival Of Words. This is a 7 day festival from 10 July to 16 July.

My theme is "Remembering Songs". These are songs that trigger some memory.

As day 3 was for my daughter Day 4 is dedicated to my son the night owl.

When he was a baby he had this uncanny knack of  waking up at precisely 11pm each night. This was his time to play. He rarely cried but his baby gurgling  wouldn't allow me to sleep. How can you be cross with your baby who looks like an angel and just wants to be loved and cuddled?

So the two of us would move into the lounge and there I would rock him in my arms and sing Amapola. That always seemed to calm and quieten him down and he would slowly drift off to sleep. I used to hum and sing this song a lot when I was pregnant and perhaps it was familiar to him.

It's such a beautiful song and such a lovely catchy melody. It's one of the songs I hum or sing often. Always makes me happy.

Poppy, pretty little poppy
My soul will always be only yours
I love you my dear child
As the flower loves daylight

Poppy, pretty little poppy
Don't be so hard and love me
Poppy, poppy
How can you live so alone?

Do you have a "go to" song whenever you need to calm down?

My posts so far:
Day 1 -  Asmara
Day 2 -  Twilight On The Trail
Day 3 -  Moon River

Day 4 linkup

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  1. Lovely lyrics. As for me, any soft music will calm the soul. :)

  2. Aww, Suzy that was so sweet, I was actually imagining the whole scene. I do love listening to a few ghazals that have that calming effect.

  3. What a delightful post! Thanks for introducing to this lovely music.

  4. I like listening to old songs! Don't understand much of it the translation helped :)

  5. such a sweet post suzy, cute lil old song!

  6. I have sung Oh my Darling Clementine so many times to both my kids....the melody and the lyrics kind of stick with me and my kids love it too.....

  7. That's such a happy cheery song!!
    Never thought of a "go to" song to calm down... must search for one now!! Thanks for the trigger, Suzy :)

  8. A nice song it is! And the lyrics are beautifully calming :)
    I guess I don't have a go-to calming song. It just depends on what I need to cool off from or forget about :D

  9. Lawrence Welk! Memories of my childhood, as my parents always watched this on TV. For all I know, I watched the original performance. Now, let's dance! Alana

  10. That was sweet to imagine you rock your son and that music playing. Good one, Suzy. You are one BIG music lover.


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