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Saturday, 29 November 2008
“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” - Russell Baker
In the 1960s in Greece a group of young university students got together and started off a whole new music movement in Greece, which they called the “New Wave”. This was in reference to the “Nouvelle Vague” of French cinema, popular then. The sounds of the Greek New Wave were fresh, simple, genuine, full of emotion and easy to listen to. These songs have become classics their interpreters and their composers having become very famous indeed: Yannis Spanos, Kaiti Homata, Mihalis Violaris, Popi Asteriadi, Lakis Pappas, Yannis Poulopoulos, Arleta, Yiorgos Zografos, etc, etc.
Here is one of these songs, composed by Yannis Spanos, lyrics by Yorgos Papastefanou an sung by Kaiti Homata.
Μια Αγάπη για το Καλοκαίρι
Μια αγάπη για το καλοκαίρι θα’ μαι κι εγώ, Να σου κρατώ δροσιά στο χέρι να σε φιλώ. Θα μ’ αγαπάς σαν καλοκαίρι και σαν παιδί, Μα θα μου φύγεις με τ’αγέρι και τη βροχή.
Μια αγάπη για το καλοκαίρι θα’ μαι κι εγώ, Να σου κρατώ δροσιά στο χέρι να σε φιλώ. Και σαν χαθεί το καλοκαίρι και σε ζητώ, Θα μείνει μόνο ένα αστέρι να το κοιτώ.
Και σαν χαθεί το καλοκαίρι και σε ζητώ, Θα μείνει μόνο ένα αστέρι να το κοιτώ…
A Love for Summer
All I’ll be for you is a summer love, To keep your hand cool, to kiss you. You’ll love me like summer, like a child, But when the rain and wind come, you’ll leave me.
All I’ll be for you is a summer love, To keep your hand cool, to kiss you. And when summer is over and I’ll look for you, All that remains will be a star that I look at.
And when summer is over and I’ll look for you, All that remains will be a star that I look at.
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