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Clair" is a popular song by Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan and is one of his biggest-selling singles. Written by O'Sullivan and produced by Gordon Mills, it was the number one single in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1972,number one in Canada on the RPM 100 national singles chart the following January, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was also O'Sullivan's second and last number one hit on the U.S. Easy Listening chart, after "Alone Again (Naturally)".
The song is the love song of an uncle for his young niece, though for the first part of the song, the ambiguous text leads one to think that it is from one adult to another. The brief instrumental introduction is the sound of O'Sullivan whistling, before he comes in. The real Clair was the young daughter of O'Sullivan's producer-manager, Gordon Mills, and his wife, the model Jo Waring. The little girl's giggling is heard at the end of this song. The "Uncle Ray" mentioned in the song is O'Sullivan himself, a reference to his real name of Raymond O'Sullivan. The instrumental break in the middle section is done half a step up from A to B-Flat, before going back to A.
ClairThe moment I met you, I swearI felt as if something, somewhereHad happened to meWhich I couldn't seeAnd thenThe moment I met you againI knew in my heart that we were friendsIt had to be soIt couldn't be noBut try As hard as I might do, I don't know whyYou get to me in a way I can't describeWords mean so little when you look up and smileI don't care what people say, to me you're more than a childOh, ClairClair
ClairIf ever a moment so rare Was captured for all to compareThat moment is you In all that you doBut whyIn spite of our age difference do I cryEach time I leave you I feel I could dieNothing means more to me than hearing you say"I'm going to marry you, will you marry me, Uncle Ray?" Oh, ClairClair
ClairI've told you before, don't you dareGet back into bedCan't you see that it's lateNo you can't have a drinkOh all right then, but wait just a bitWhile I, in an effort to babysitCatch of my breath what there is left of itYou can be murder at this hour of the dayBut in the morning this hour will seem a lifetime awayOh, Clair ClairOh, Clair
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Another superb rendition Kabayang Art...Well done. You make this song your own...Very nice performance as always be. enjoyed every seconds of my listening here...Mabuhay ang Pinoy! God Bless you and yours. _leo-
Awww! Whomever sent the hearts ...thank you xx I love my friends here xxxx
Very beautiful Art--WTG WAY TO SING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVEDDDDDD!!
Hello Leo, Thanks for the listen....don't know why, but I so love the melody of this song...I remember listening to it quite often back in those days....
Hope you are having a great day, my kabayan.
God bless !!!
Another week gone by.....so glad I made it through another busy week at the office.
Thanks for the visit & your listens....Gonna try to visit Spot this weekend.
Have a great weekend, my friend !!!!
i have heard this song before..cant recall where though...but you sir, sounded ..like they say..."peachy" ..:)
I've heard this sung a time or two... but, so enjoyed your rendition of it..
Hugs and good luck to you..
This one takes me back....listening..right on the money.Best of luck.
Very nice Art - Clapping!I sure enjoyed my listen - Cool vocals my end!Good Luck - Cheers, Peter
Beautifully done MF.........I so Enjoy my Listen........Hugs Eve I Press Ur Button
Oh yeah..I remember this Art! Nice high vocals as usual! Loved it...
A great presentation. Wonderful song and you sang it beautifully. Thank you for sharing.I enjoyed my visit here. Hitting on my way out.
Thank you for my "heart" and my messages. You made me smile, sending you virtual hugs ;-)
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I remember this one awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute sing from a wonderful singer... I just love listening to you sing ANYTHING... this is like a candy apple... or cotton candy... sweet and yummy.... WTG Art... hugs and hearts Deb
This is EXCELLENT. Great Song and a Great sing of it. Bravo. Perfect phrasing. Pitch Perfect. (clap, clap)
Hi Artlistening here , yeah now this is sounding great, smooth vocals, loved this, you nailed this, have a great dayJohn LIB # 9 you truly can sing anything amazing
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