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Nat King Cole — Nature Boy
Album: Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
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There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
''"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"''

''"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"''
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Absolutely beautiful!  So glad I pressed the PSD button & got to hear this instead of Dave Matthews.
Great rendition of a great song, to me.
Luthien wrote:
That's fine. I love Moulin Rouge and whatever gets you to the good music is fine with me. :D
I thought moulin rouge was a piece of crap- cant imagine why it caught on with any other group besides 16 year olds from the midwest. Baz Lurhman is a kook- but I actually liked Romeo+Juliet
radiojunkie wrote:
Listening to RP is a wonderful experience. But reading the song comments is absolutely torture. I have never felt so old. Does NO ONE know a Nat King Cole song when they hear it, except from some Nicole Kidman movie? :verysorry: Okay, I know some of you do, but the number of people who are clueless about anything prior to 1980 is really scaring me. The only good news is that at least you're all listening to RP and have a chance to be educated -- unlike people who only listen to commercial radio and truly don't have a clue.
Hear, hear! I am old enough and used to play this song regularly when I was a DJ on a big band station. But isn't it great to have RP and let the young pups get the education? After all, we can't all be geezers like me.
This is why I listen to RP. Every now and then Bill throws in an unexpected gem. Something no longer current, but definitely something that should still be heard and preserved. I wouldn't be unhappy if RP spread across the decades more often. So much good music....
Thank you for playing this most beautiful song!
fab i didnt know he d recorded this..
radiojunkie wrote:
Listening to RP is a wonderful experience. But reading the song comments is absolutely torture. I have never felt so old. Does NO ONE know a Nat King Cole song when they hear it, except from some Nicole Kidman movie? :verysorry: Okay, I know some of you do, but the number of people who are clueless about anything prior to 1980 is really scaring me. The only good news is that at least you're all listening to RP and have a chance to be educated -- unlike people who only listen to commercial radio and truly don't have a clue.
Seriously...don't feel too bad. A couple of us were just commenting that we associate this song with that movie now, not that we didn't know of the song or that we thought it was from the movie. I mean, at least that's what I was saying!
Listening to RP is a wonderful experience. But reading the song comments is absolutely torture. I have never felt so old. Does NO ONE know a Nat King Cole song when they hear it, except from some Nicole Kidman movie? :verysorry: Okay, I know some of you do, but the number of people who are clueless about anything prior to 1980 is really scaring me. The only good news is that at least you're all listening to RP and have a chance to be educated -- unlike people who only listen to commercial radio and truly don't have a clue.
Nice! I didn't know this was an older song. Here I was thinking it had been written for Moulin Rouge... I am so ashamed... :verysorry:
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just absolutely beautiful. period.
I was sleepy when it started, I'm sleeping now...
I've never heard this except in Moulin Rouge. I suppose my exposure to THAT version makes me like this (original?) version less....it IS, however, a great song!
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
::sigh::
:nodhead: :swoon:
Listen to Harry Connick, Jr's version on his latest Xmas album. Nice interpretation.
::sigh::
I give it a 10! Not only for the elegant beauty of the song itself, but because it IS Nat King Cole. How many other songs by NKC do we have the opportunity of rating here anyways? RP... you are most awesome! Thank you, Bill and Rebecca, for the willingness to step beyond the borders of what is familiar to the contemporary ear and delve into what is truly great soley on its merit.
KevinM wrote:
Double :yawn:
Double :iamwith: Sometimes I wish there was a music appreciation test before posting to RP...
"...no,no,no. Life is nasty, brutish and short, Nature Boy! ecce homo!" Adam to Ed on NE (paraphrased)
Mot wrote:
:yawn:
Double :yawn:
classic.....lovely........perfect
Stuff like this is why I love RadioParadise. Great choice, Mr. Bill! Thanks!
TreborG2 wrote:
of course I have to be the odd one... I heard the words... and thought.. I've heard that.. where.. where!!!?? Then it came to me.. John Leguizamo as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec ....aka ... as the magical sitar in the play inside the thing of Moulin Rouge... yelling it to C-W-ishtian as he was about to leave the floor and which suddenly turns him around to go back to Satine... please don't beat me up over this.. :mrgreen: at least not too badly
you are so not alone! I will forever associate this song with that movie. The Bowie version from the soundtrack is worth checking out, too.
My words would just detract... :-$
this song makes a beautiful lullabye. just so's y'all know.
TreborG2 wrote:
of course I have to be the odd one... I heard the words... and thought.. I've heard that.. where.. where!!!?? Then it came to me.. John Leguizamo as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec ....aka ... as the magical sitar in the play inside the thing of Moulin Rouge... yelling it to C-W-ishtian as he was about to leave the floor and which suddenly turns him around to go back to Satine... please don't beat me up over this.. :mrgreen: at least not too badly
That's fine. I love Moulin Rouge and whatever gets you to the good music is fine with me. :D
of course I have to be the odd one... I heard the words... and thought.. I've heard that.. where.. where!!!?? Then it came to me.. John Leguizamo as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec ....aka ... as the magical sitar in the play inside the thing of Moulin Rouge... yelling it to C-W-ishtian as he was about to leave the floor and which suddenly turns him around to go back to Satine... please don't beat me up over this.. :mrgreen: at least not too badly
rulebritannia wrote:
I still like my dad's version better. This song makes me miss my parents. Any more of this and I'll have to return to New York - before it's too late.
Makes me miss my parents, too. Beautiful song, beautiful message: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return."
His voice is like buttah.
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I still like my dad's version better. This song makes me miss my parents. Any more of this and I'll have to return to New York - before it's too late.
:yawn:
Love Nat King Cole, but this song has been forever warped in my head by exposure to Spike Jones. "...one magic day he slowly passed away... He dropped dead in the middle of the song?!"