Friday, July 06, 2018

Old Friends Are Best, Trudi Lalor: From Larry Lai

Here's a song sent by a good, old friend* so I'd like to share it with all my thoughtful and kindly friends. And you are one...

It's been revived by Trudi Lalor, a talented lady from Ireland, UK. Inspired by Louise Morrissey, Ms Lalor is one of the top young country singers in the UK and Irish music scene today. Garth Brooks was very much impressed by her performance when he visited Ireland.

She's really good, a vibrant voice with clarity and charm, singing the folksy quick waltz with an Irish lilt. Hooray.

*Many readers could not find the lyrics, so here's my service to all friends and viewers. I copied it off YouTube and the song is composed by Billy Morrissey.

'Old Friends Are Best': Trudi Lalor. YouTube Video from Trudy Lalor. Recorded at Cappawhite Day Care Centre, Tipperary.

(There may be some words which are wrong, so let me know.)

Old Friends Are Best
I always remember when I was young
Through words, my father would say
Be kind to the people you meet in this life
And help them along on their way
For each has their trouble and their own can of woes
And each has a story to tell
A good wish, a smile, a kind word or two
Will help to brighten their day

Chorus:
Old friends are best
That's what the old folks say
When put to the test
Old friends are best
They'll stand by you come what may
Repeat:
(You'll be my old friend someday)

New friends are fine but like a good wine
They only get better with age
In the blink of an eye and years, all go by 
With every turn of life's page
Trouble and strife, we'll meet in good life
And we all must go on till the end
But in good times or bad, happy or sad
There is nobody like an old friend.

Disclaimer:
There is no intention to profit from this posting, nor any other posting. If copyright rules have been infringed, let me know and this posting will be deleted immediately.
*Good old friend, Larry Lai, well-known DJ from Rediffusion days, who's enjoying his retirement years. Thanks for the song buddy.

Check this one too:

http://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2018/01/cheap-flights-for-all-diddly-aiden.html
Friends? Yea! Exceptional perhaps? Wow! I'd take it. Poor girl!

Image: Google
Video: YouTube/Trudi Lalor.

16 comments:

JIMMY CHNG (LEAD 'THE DECIBELS' POP BAND) said...

Yes, old friends are best!
As the saying goes:

Make new friends, keep the old,
One's silver, the other's gold.

AUDIE NG (SILVER STRINGS, LEADER, BASSIST) said...

Bravo!
Beautiful voice, clarity
Cheers, old buddy.

DR. A. KHOO said...

THANKS!
THUMBS UP.

JOHN BT TAN (MUSICIAN, ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER) said...

Wow! thank you.

You know Paul has reminded me of the Bible, that Jesus mentioned, most times friends are much better than family members.

It's very true indeed. Always stay positive in life; makes everything sweeter.

The singer damn good voice.

MICHAEL BANGAR (GUITARIST, BLOG WRITER) said...

You are one too, Andy.

TANG, MY said...

THUMBS UP!

ANGELINE KOH said...

Truly so. Thank you Old Friend.
Nice voice too.

FL said...

Connect with old friends, and also make new ones along the way.

KOH SUI PANG said...

Okay ,i will be your old best friend ... agree Andrew Young... heeeee !!!!

MICHAEL LEE said...

Hi Andy

a very beautiful song with sound advice. Good friends are like fine wine the age well and taste best when mature, however bad friends are like bad wine, the turn into vinegar with age. Treasure and enjoy the company of the good ones especially the true ones and discard the other - the bad ones - or at best keep them as acquaintances. New friends are interesting as they bring about new experiences.

Cheerio have a nice weekend.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks, Ms Koh and Michael for your constant support. Yes, you are both right about old friends. And Michael, I enjoy the company of sincere friends. You will realise after some time if they are sincere. Glad you like the song. :-)

Many thanks to the others who wrote in. In life, we need friends. Very true.

E. SNG said...

Thank you for sharing this song!

Yes, agree old friends are best! I've got a group of Sec friends whom we catch up with every quarter.

STEPHEN HAN said...

Larry is still good looking.

STEPHEN HAN said...

Larry is still good looking

Sally said...

Thank you for sharing. I love this song. Unable to find the lyrics can anyone forward to me. Thanks

Unknown said...

Fall in love with this beautiful and meaningful song.
Would like to request for the song lyrics.
Thank you.