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Audio Samples

Try to Remember from "The Fantasticks"

The opening number of the musical comedy The Fantasticks, it was sung in the original Off-Broadway production by Jerry Orbach. Since then, it has been covered by artists such as Liza Minnelli, Josh Groban, and Harry Belafonte. I often play it as background music during receptions and parties.

This piece can be played on pedal harp or lever harp.


Lyrics

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and callow fellow,
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made you mellow.
Deep in December our hearts should remember then follow.

Then follow

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