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Rocking around the Christmas Tree …

આપ સૌને અમારા તરફથી Merry Christmas…..! :)

 Artist - Brenda Lee

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Rocking around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
and we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
and we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

આપ સૌને અમારા તરફથી Merry Christmas…..! :)

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I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is…..You…..

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I don’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won’t make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
Ooh baby
All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…..

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is…..You…..

All I want for Christmas is You…..

Once again… Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays..!!

Ave Maria

આપ સૌને અમારા તરફથી Merry Christmas..! :)

અહીં અમેરિકામાં Christmas ની તૈયારીઓ ચારેતરફ દેખાય, અને સાથે સાથે સંભળાય પણ ખરી..! કોઇ પણ FM Radio Channel વગાડો તો મોટેભાગે Christmas Music જ મળે..! આમ તો મને અંગ્રેજી સંગીતમાં જરા પણ ગતાગમ નથી, એટલે આજનું પસંદ કરેલું ગીત ના ગમે તો ચલાવી લેજો..!! Celine Dion ના અવાજમાં મૂકેલું પહેલું ગીત કદાચ વધારે authentic ગણાય. પણ એક વર્ષ પહેલા Christmas Special કોઇ કાર્યક્રમમાં મેં Beyonce ના અવાજમાં ગીત સાંભળેલું એ પણ મને ગમી ગયેલું, એટલે એ બંને આજે અહીં પ્રસ્તુત કરું છું.

Once again… Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays..!!

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Ave maria
Maiden mild!
Oh, listen to a maiden’s prayer
For thou canst hear amid the wild
’this thou, ’this thou canst save amid despair
We slumber safely till the morrow
Though we’ve by man outcast reviled
Oh, maiden, see a maiden’s sorrow
Oh, mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave maria
Ave maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena

Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
The murky cavern’s air so heavy
Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled
Oh, maiden, hear a maiden pleadin’
Oh, mother, hear a suppliant child
Ave maria
Ave maria

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She was lost in so many different ways
Out in the darkness with no guide
I know the cost of a losing hand
Never thought the grace of God go high

I found heaven on earth
You were my last, my first
And then I hear this voice inside
Ave Maria

I’ve been alone when I’m surrounded by friends
How could the silence be so loud?
But I still go home knowing that I’ve got you
There’s only us when the lights go down

You are my heaven on earth
You are my hunger, my thirst
I always hear this voice inside
Singing Ave Maria

Sometimes love can come and pass you by
While your busy making plans
Suddenly hit you and then you realize
It’s out of your hands, baby you got to understand

You are my heaven on earth
You are my last, my first
And then I hear this voice inside
Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria

Your love is like a star…

મારું એક ખૂબ જ ગમતું ગીત…! અમુક ગીતો એવા હોય છે જે આખો દિવસ, ફરી ફરી સાંભળ્યા કરો તો યે એટલા જ પોતીકા લાગે.. એટલા જ મીઠ્ઠા લાગે, અને દર વખતે ચહેરા પર એક સ્મિત લઇ આવે.. (અને સાથે કોઇની યાદ પણ :) ). આ ગીત એવા જ ગીતોમાંનું એક..!!

Singer : Falguni Pathak, Bombay Vikings

Music : Bombay Vikings

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Your love is like a star, shining in my heart
Lighting up my life it’s true girl
Never felt this way before
I keep wanting it more and more
What would I be without you girl

You’ve shown me the love I’ve never seen
You’re like an angel from my sweetest dream
You’ve given me my world
I couldn’t find on my own girl
Now I know what love is

Meri saanson se tere pyaar ki khushboo aaye
Tere aane se mere dil pe nikhaar aa jaaye
Dil ko tune jo chhua
Aisa mehsoos hua
Jaise sehara mein bhi bhoole se
Ghataa chha jaaye

Tera mera pyaar sanam, vaada hai kabhi ho na kam
Ban ke dhadkan tu meri jaanum base dil mein mere

Oh my, my oh my
I don’t wanna hear you say goodbye
How much you mean to me
I realize, realize
Come near, baby come close
I’m not ever gonna let you go
How much you mean to me
Do you know

You’ve shown me the love I’ve never seen
You’re like an angel from my sweetest dream
You’ve given me my world
I couldn’t find on my own girl
Now I know what love is
Tera mera pyaar sanam, vaada hai kabhi ho na kam
Ban ke dhadkan tu meri jaanum base dil mein mere

Somebody’s Darling – Marie Ravenal de la Coste

સેનેટર ઓબામા(D) ને ખૂબ ખૂબ અભિનંદન, વિશ્વની સૌથી મોટી પ્રમુખગત લોકશાહી(અમેરિકા) ના પ્રમુખ થવા બદલ.. પણ શું તમને ખબર છે કે, આ ચૂંટણીમાં પ્રમુખ પદ ના બે પ્રબળ દાવેદાર, સેનેટર ઓબામા(D) અને સેનેટર મૅક્કેઇન(R) માંથી, સેનેટર મૅક્કેઇન(R) એ વિયેટનામ નાં શીતયુધ્ધ(1959-1975) માં એક યોધ્ધા તરીકે ભાગ લીધો હતો ?

ચલો આજે એક એવા જ ઇતિહાસ ના એક યુધ્ધ નાં શૌર્યગીત વિષે વાત કરીએ. લગભગ દોઢ દાયકા પહેલા અમેરિકન ઇતિહાસમાં ખેલાયેલ, Civil Wars ની..

વળી, આ પહેલા ટહુકા પર અંગ્રેજી ગીતની એકમાત્ર પોસ્ટ આવી હતી.. http://tahuko.com/?p=414

એમાં એક નો વધારો !! આજે એક બહુ જ Rare ઑરિજિનલ ગીત – 1864 માં Elizabeth Knight & The Harvesters દ્વારા રેકોર્ડ થયેલ Album “Songs of the Civil War (1864)”, written by “Marie Ravenal de la Coste (1845-1936)” , Music by “John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890)” એવું – “કોઇનો લાડકવાયો” (ઝવેરચંદ મેઘાણી) નું ઓરિજિનલ ગીત Somebody’s Darling એનાં શબ્દો સાથે…

કદાચ, ટહુકાનાં વાચકો ને મૂળ ગીત, એ પણ દોઢ સદી પહેલાં રેકોર્ડ થયેલું, સાંભળવું ગમશે..એ પણ એકદમ, સરસ સ્વર અને સંગીત સાથે. (એના માટે આભાર માનવો રહ્યો આજની Technology નો, કે ગ્રામોફોન પર રેકોર્ડ થયેલા મૂળ ગીત થી MP3 સુધીનાં પરિવર્તન દરમિયાન, સ્વર અને સંગીત ની ગુણવત્તા અકબંધ રહી છે.)

Written by Marie Ravenal de la Coste (1845-1936)
Music by John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890)

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Into the ward of the clean white-washed halls,
Where the dead slept and the dying lay;
Wounded by bayonets, sabres and balls,
Somebody’s darling was borne one day.

Somebody’s darling so young and so brave,
Wearing still on his sweet yet pale face
Soon to be hid in the dust of the grave,
The lingering light of his boyhood’s grace.

Somebody’s darling, somebody’s pride,
Who’ll tell his Mother where her boy died?

Matted and damp are his tresses of gold,
Kissing the snow of that fair young brow;
Pale are the lips of most delicate mould,
Somebody’s darling is dying now.

Back from his beautiful purple-veined brow,
Brush off the wandering waves of gold;
Cross his white hands on his broad bosom now,
Somebody’s darling is still and cold.

Give him a kiss, but for somebody’s sake,
Murmur a prayer for him, soft and low,
One little curl from his golden mates take,
Somebody’s they were once, you know,

Somebody’s warm hand has oft rested there,
Was it a Mother’s so soft and white?
Or have the lips of a sister, so fair,
Ever been bathed in their waves of light?

Somebody’s watching and waiting for him,
Yearning to hold him again to her breast;
Yet there he lies with his blue eyes so dim,
And purple, child-like lips half apart.

Tenderly bury the fair, unknown dead,
Pausing to drop on this grave a tear;
Carve on the wooden slab over his head,
“Somebody’s darling is slumbering here.”

- Marie Ravenal de la Coste (1845-1936)