He was beautiful…

If you are a classical guitarist, you will definitely know the John Willaims’ song, “Cavatina” written by Stanley Myers and featured in the Oscar award-winning movie, “The Deer Hunter”.

Later, somebody decided to put words to the haunting theme song and I thought it was very well done. The lyrics are as beautiful as the melody itself…

He was beautiful,
beautiful to my eyes.
From the moment I saw him,
the sun filled the sky.
He was so, so beautiful,
beautiful just to hold.
In my dreams, he was springtime,
winter was cold.

How could I tell him
what I so clearly could see
Though I longed for him
another trusted me completely
so I never could be free

Love swans

Ah, but it was beautiful
knowing now that he cared
I will always remember
times that we shared

Now it’s all over,
still the feeling lingers on
for my dream keeps returning
now that he’s gone
for it was beautiful
beautiful to be loved

Now, what do you think of the lyrics? Beautiful, right? In the words of Tennyson: “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

I love the vocal version of the song by the Queen of Jazz, Cleo Lane where she sang the song unplugged – accompanied by John Williams on the classical guitar, but it’s not available on youtube. This is the video clip of the song that I’ve managed to link to, but I do not particularly like this version by Shirley Bassey. I just thought that those of you who love those Korean soaps may enjoy it. Let me know if you like it…