Aparna (inspirethoughts) wrote,

Magic In Tunes: 04/03/2015 – The Ballad of High Noon (or Do Not Forsake Me, O My Darlin ')

I was reading High Noon by Nora Roberts a few weeks ago. I found it interesting, not the best but still strong (must be cause it was made into a TV Movie by Hallmark channel). Review of the book is for another day but the reason to mention it here is about the stalker of the heroine in the book who keeps whistling the tune of High Noon. That caught my attention and I went on to check on that tune on Youtube and came across this very interesting Ballad of the 1952 movie High Noon. I am assuming the book mentions the same.

Music was composed by Dimitri Tiomkin and Lyrics penned by Ned Washington. Vocals were provided by Tex Ritter. This song won an Oscar too. The Ballad talks about a lawman who faces moral dilemma when he cannot go with his wife as he wants to protect the town in removing the threats so he can live happily with her. He implores to her to wait a little long and not give up on him. The song is played on the opening credits of the movie.

Lyrics in English:

Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
On This Our Wedding Day
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
Wait, Wait Along

The Noonday Train Will Bring Frank Miller
If I'm A Man I Must Be Brave
And I Must Face That Deadly Killer
Or Lie A Coward, A Craven Coward
Or Lie A Coward In My Grave.

Oh, To Be Torn 'Twixt Love And Duty
S'posin' I Lose My Fair-Haired Beauty
Look At That Big Hand Move Along
Nearin' High Noon

He Made A Vow While In State's Prison
That It Would Be My Life Or His'n
I'm Not Afraid Of Death, But Oh
What Will I Do If You Leave Me

Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin'
You Made That Promise When We Wed
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin',
Although Your Grievin', I Can't Be Leavin'
Until I Shoot Frank Miller Dead

Wait Along, Wait Along
Wait Along, Wait Along
Tags: books, english, magic in tunes, music, reviews

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