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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Creative Spot - My Heart is in Sri Lanka by Mahendra (Speedy) Gonsalkorale

This song is sung by Speedy to a very popular English song, "Sailing" by Ronald Binge, not the "Sailing" by Rod Stewart. It is used by the BBC before the late evening shipping forecast. Zita had suggested that he write his own lyrics and sing it and had thought why not, and this is the result- a nostalgic song about beautiful Sri Lanka.


10 comments:

  1. Excellent stuff! I like the song, the lyrics, the tune, your voice etc., etc. The visuals are beautiful and most appropriate. Technical aspect is also superb. Thanks for being such an active contributor.

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  2. The Lyrics for the song:-

    My heart’s yearning to be
    where the sun shines brightly and free
    beaches bright
    wondrous sight
    and the smiles lift my spirits so high

    Golden beaches forest filled mountains water cascades and leafy trails
    Paddy fields and temples and shrines, busy roads where three wheelers ply
    My heart’s yearning to be
    where the sun shines brightly and free
    beaches bright
    wondrous sight
    and the smiles lift my spirits so high

    My heart’s yearning to be
    where the sun shines brightly and free
    beaches bright
    wondrous sight
    and the smiles lift my spirits so high
    Ancient cities and coconut trees, hills covered with carpets of tea
    winding roads and market stalls bright eyed school girls dressed in white

    My heart’s yearning to be
    where the sun shines brightly and free
    beaches bright
    wondrous sight
    and the smiles lift my spirits so high

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  3. Mahendra,
    Great song. With some musical backing you can now cut an Album !!!
    I will buy one.
    This made me very home sick and nostalgic
    Keep it up, as it reminds us all of those great times we all had while it lasted.
    Razaque

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  4. Mahen
    Great lyrics for a haunting melody. It is beautifully sung with the depth of emotion it deserves to transport us back home to the sunshine and the warmth of our people. It is an audio-visual journey home.
    Thank you
    ND

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  5. Thanks Lucky, Razaque and ND (and Zita who left comments on YouTube itself) for your kind comments.

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  6. Very good, Speedy- enjoyed it.Thanks.
    Indra

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  7. Beautiful tune, wonderful lyrics, so well sung by a poet-singer-musician speeding along to his second career success! Well done!
    Zita

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  8. Speedy, that was very enjoyable. Hope there will be many more to follow.
    Sriani

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    1. Thanks Sriani. Glad you liked it. Hope to see you all late October/early November

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