Wednesday, June 11, 2008


This is the story of two men
One, an ex-convict
The other, a man of honour
The ex-convict vowed while in prison
To kill the man of honour,
"I can't be a coward"
He says, to his fair-haired beauty!

Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin',
On this, our wedding day.
Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin',
Wait; wait alone.
I do not know what fate awaits me.
I only know I must be brave.
For I must face a man who hates me,
Or lie a coward, a craven coward;
Or lie a coward in my grave.

Excerpts from the song, High Noon,
and theme song from the movie of the same title,
starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.

The word noon comes from the Latin nonus, which means "nine." Originally, it referred to the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise, which, on the year-average, is at 6:00 a.m. This put nonus at 3:00 p.m., or halfway between midday and sunset. What was originally the middle of the afternoon has come to mean the middle of the day itself.


JunV said...

I have the record of Connie Francis. She sung this song with emotions and much feelings. It's so great to listen to her. There won't be another voice like her!

Bay Martin said...

She's my fav, too! Her voice is unequalled. You should listen to her Exodus/Hava Nagilah and Malaguena records. Superb renditions of classic songs by a singer with a classic touch.

Isyong Palitaw said...

I know this song by heart. This is one of my fav songs!

Bay Martin said...

Since when did you start singing, eh sintunado ka. I have a good collection of Connie Francis' records, and building some more. But they are all in Manila.

Anonymous said...

Connie Francis' golden voice is unequalled. She will always be on top of my chart.

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