Nana Mouskouri & Harry Belafonte - Try to remember (live)
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"Try to Remember" is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks. It is the first song sung in the show, to get the audience to imagine what the sparse set suggests. Its lyrics, written by Tom Jones, famously rhyme "remember" with "September", "so tender", and "December". Harvey Schmidt composed the music.
"Try to Remember" was originally sung by Jerry Orbach in the Original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. "Try To Remember" made the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart three times in 1965 in versions by Ed Ames, Roger Williams, Barry McGuire, The Kingston Trio, The Sandpipers and The Brothers Four. The song was the first Australian hit for the then-Brisbane based trio New World, billed at the time as The New World Trio. Their version peaked at 11 in late 1968.
In 1975 Gladys Knight & the Pips had a huge international hit with their version of "Try to Remember", combining it into a medley with a cover of Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were". It reached #11 on the Hot 100 chart.
Harry Belafonte has recorded the song multiple times. The Greek singer Nana Mouskouri also recorded it in three languages: German, French, and Italian. Romanian singer Aura Urziceanu recorded a Romanian language version in duet with Aurelian Andreescu in 1975, "Septembrie".
"Try to Remember" was used in the soundtrack of the film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Sandy Duncan performed this song in 1976 on The Muppet Show.
Jonathon Morris performed the song in the 1995 film version of The Fantasticks, and a cover version was made by Leon Lai for the 1998 Hong Kong film City of Glass.
Donald Braswell II recorded this song on his 2007 album New Chapter.
John Barrowman recorded this song on his 2003 album Reflections from Broadway.
(Wikipedia)
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Lyrics:
Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were young and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow, follow

Try to remember when life was so tender
When noone wept except the willow
Try to remember when life was so tender
And dreams were kept beside your pillow
Try to remember when life was so tender
When love was an ember about to billow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow, follow

Deep in December it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Without a hurt the heart is hollow
Deep in December, it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made us mellow
Deep in December our hearts should remember
And follow, follow

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