“A LUCKY STAR”
by Desmond Kelly ‘the Star of eLanka’
Another “TOP” Country Music “favourite” of mine, in fact, one of the greatest “Country” Singers ever, MERLE HAGGARD. Fondly known and remembered “The Hag”, he was anything but one. Handsome, rugged, a “man’s man”, with the Christian name of a “girl”, as we, in Ceylon remember “Merle”, he was nonetheless anything but one. Merle Haggard grew up (as I did, myself), a born “rebel”, wanting to live his life, his way, which he did, right to the end. Born with a talent in music, Merle Haggard sang, entertained, played guitar & “fiddle”, which the “Country Yanks” call a Violin and wrote quite a few of his own songs.He wrote them, the same way I do, simple but meaningful
Dear readers, please , watch this one on “You-Tube”. Merle, rest in peace. You were great indeed.
“TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR”
TWINKLE. TWINKLE LUCKY STAR, CAN YOU SEND ME LUCK FROM WHERE YOU ARE
CAN YOU MAKE A RAINBOW SHINE THAT FAR ?, TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR
CAN YOU REALLY MAKE A WISH COME TRUE, & DO YOU SHINE ON JUST A CHOSEN FEW,
IS IT OVER, HAVE I GONE A BIT TOO FAR ?, TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR.
LIKE TWO SHIPS ON THE OCEAN, WE DRIFTED APART, & YOU FOUND AN ISLAND AT SEA
I’M STILL ADRIFT WITH THIS PAIN IN MY HEART,
WON’T YOU SEND HER SWEET LOVE BACK TO ME ? TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR,
TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR, CAN YOU SEND ME LUCK FROM WHERE YOU ARE
CAN YOU MAKE A RAINBOW SHINE THAT FAR ?, TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STAR.
“Lovely Lyrics” from one of the “greats”. Just to let all my readers at the “e’Lanka”website & the “Lanka Times”,know, that I have actually sung & recorded “in harmony” with Merle Haggard, but that is another story. In the meantime, please watch & listen to the guy HIMSELF.
“Star of eLanka.