I know Singapore teachers celebrate this special day that falls on the first of September every year but didn't realise that it has been changed to the first Friday in September from 2012.
1. To Sir with Love a song by Don Black and Mark London was taken from a movie with the same title starring Sidney Poitier and a living legend, Scottish singer Lulu. It reached number one on the U.S. pop charts in 1967 but was never released in the UK as a single, although the film was a box-office hit.
Poignant with meaningful, expressive lyrics, the song tells of British teenagers' anti-establishment attitude in the 60s and an African-American teacher's effort to help them understand the ways of the world.
Thanks and praise for his love and respect:
Those schoolgirl days of telling tales
And biting nails are gone,
How do you thank someone
Who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
If you wanted the sky
I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high.
The farewell and the tears:
The time has come for closing books
And long last looks must end,
I am leaving my best friend.
A friend who taught me right from wrong
And weak from strong,
That's a lot to learn, what
What can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon
I would try to make a start
But I, would rather you let me give my heart
To Sir, with love...
(My opinion: Best pop song tribute ever to a teacher.)
|Wow I'd like to be this teacher's pet!|
2. Teacher's Pet:
Singer: Doris Day
Written by Joe Lubin.
It's also the title track from her 1958 film, co-starring Clark Gable and Gig Young. Frivolous, tongue-in-cheek and full of mirth this is definitely someone who wants to be the apple of the teacher's eye. And different in mood and tempo from the Lulu song:
I wanna be teacher's pet...
Mm, teacher's pride
I wanna be teacher's pride
I wanna be dated, paraded, the one most likely at your side
Obviously giving the come-hither signs:
I wanna learn all your lips can teach me
One kiss will do at the start
I'm sure with a little homework
I'll graduate to your heart
The conquest (or so she thinks):
Teacher's pet, I wanna be teacher's pet
I wanna take home a diploma and show Ma that you love me, too
So I can be teacher's pet long after school is through
(My own line: Teacher, teacher be careful!!!)
So a Happy Teachers Day to all educators out there in Singapore. I hope you like the two lovely songs on this posting.
You Tube videos.
Check out Comments below on Dick Yip's performance at the National Library this week.