Saturday, February 19, 2011

Music Meme (Day 29) - A Song From My Childhood

There's a little ditty my dad used to sing.  He was a sailor and even though I'm fairly certain he probably sang several songs (of the sailor & Navy variety) I can only recall a few of the lyrics to one.  I can still whistle a little of it too.  I don't remember when he started singing it to me or when the last time was, but it was probably when I was an adolescent.

 I searched high and low on the Internet for the lyrics, as I remember them, and couldn't find any mention of it...

Wait!  I just now found the original lyrics!  The song was Remember Me (I'm the one who loves you) sung by Dean Martin.  The only difference between its lyrics and my dad's lyrics is one line.  I've put Dad's line in brackets.  I wonder who changed that one line and made it a song for a military man to sing? 

Here is Dean Martin's version of Remember Me.  I can close my eyes and recall my dad singing, whistling, and playing his harmonica to his version of the song with these lyrics...



(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You Dean Martin

When you're all alone and blue
No one to tell your troubles to
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you [I'm the Duty Chaplain]

When this world has turned you down
And not a true friend can be found
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you [I'm the Duty Chaplain]

And through all kinds of weather
You'll find I'll never change
Through the sunshine and the shadows
I'll always be the same

We're together right or wrong
Where you go I'll tag along
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you [I'm the Duty Chaplain]

(And through all kinds of weather
You'll find I'll never change)
Through the sunshine and the shadows
I'll always be the same

We're together right or wrong
Where you go I'll tag along
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you [I'm the Duty Chaplain]
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you [I'm the Duty Chaplain]

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