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* A Tribute To Alan Dale - Prince Of Baritone!

Poem By RAJ NANDY

A TRIBUTE TO ALAN DALE
Prince Of Baritones
(1925 – 2002)

Long, long, ago, as the story goes,
A cherry tree had grown next to an
apple tree!
And underneath them a boy had met
his bride to be!
As he looked into her blue eyes, the
breeze began to blow,
And blossoms fell on their heads gently
so!
And as he held her tight, the branches of
both the trees got intertwined!
And ever since then it has been said,
On a full moon night, when young lovers
meet,
Under that Cherry and Apple blossom tree,
One can hear Alan Dale the crooner’s voice,
singing, “ Cherry pink and apple blossom
white”, -
Echoing through the moonlight night!
-Raj Nandy
19 Aug 09

*Alan Dale, the Prince of Baritone of the
1950s, became popular for two of his all time
hits of 1955; ‘Sweet and Gentle’ and
‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’!
The last three lines of his famous song, has
been modified by me as way of a compliment!
Born in Brooklyn, NY, his parents had migrated
from Italy. He had featured in TV reality shows &
movies with Bill Hailey and his Comets! After a Mafia
attack in 1958, his career went gradually on a back
slide! But his evergreen song survies!
** ALL COPYRIGHTS RESERVED BY RAJ NANDY**

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poetic dedication and b'fully written, i could visualize while reading. it's really great..
Beautifully done, and a great Tribute. I was able to find the song on the Internet and listen to it right after I read your tribute. It made my day. I have heard this in several movies as background, so I think it may be very active still. I heard in on Lala.com Alan Dale from the album The best of 2009. Beautifully done. michael
Under that Cherry and Apple blossom tree, One can hear Alan Dale the crooner’s voice, singing, “ Cherry pink and apple blossom white”, - i very true and inspiring tale intersovenby you.. it may begood n inspiring for a boy to scale new heights later onbut that incidence is significant in the sense that it might hve given him the secret blessing inhis endevour....10 we have many indianstories in this regards.. well done...sir
Hi Raj my friend...sorry for the lateness in responding..but I haven't been around much lately...but I'm back now..A fine tribute to the late Brooklyn singer...I sense music plays a major part in your life 'Jazz Man '.......Your blood is flowing with song my friend.....great work 10++++
a romantic fairy tale...


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