Mike Chan wrote (21 January
2006, 1050 hours):
Tay Theng Huat (TTH), Mr
Hercules, and best friend of Tan Tock Cheow (TTC), was already a
composer in Form 4 (Earnest Lau's class). He used to compose
love songs and sang them to TTC and I heard because I was seated
nearby. Why not ask TTC to get hold of TTH to compose the song?
Some corrections to my narration YAC vs TTC
.... It was Form 4 and not 3. CTL was deft in the class, seated
behind Tan Kim Ping ... look at the photo I gave CTL some time
back.... Joseph Sheares, Alan Ng, Yap Boh Ann, Lim Chin Hock,
Teo Kim Yam, the Yong brothers, Robert Gay etc.
I just found out that not only CTL could not remember the
incident, so also Robert Gay, Tan Kim Ping, Alan Wong....it
means either the incident was "traumatic" to me but not to the
rest OR I have elephantine memory.... YAC was wearing his usual
white short-sleeved shirts and long white trousers when he
stormed into our class in 1958... If I close my eyes, I can
recall the whole incident like it was yesterday ..
But to ensure that
it happened, could you, CTL, verify with TTC when you see him at
the CNY lunch on 26 Jan? I'm sure he would remember if it
happened as I narrated. If he says no, then it could be just a
dream of mine. Anyone from F4 1958 Earnest Lau's class, if you
remember, please email to me or CTL. I'm 100% sure it
happened as I narrated.
Wee Ban Bee wrote (20
January 2006, 0212 hours):
I think "40 years
on" is the best song although we have past the 40 years already.
The song still rings bright and clear to my mind bringing back
memories of the wonderful days we had at Barker Road. Never fail
to bring a tear in my eye whenever I sing this song although
cannot remember all the words. Surely one of the greatest song
ever written and sung, even by us! It reflects of the
camaraderie of our school days.
Ronnie Kwok wrote (19
January 2006, 1452 hours):
How about "What a
friend we have in Jesus" which I was informed is Japan 's most
popular wedding hymn. Song is attached (:
As the file Ronnie attached is rather large, we are providing a
here) to another site where you will find the music and the
lyrics of the hymn).
Eio Eng Hua wrote (19
January 2006, 1319 hours):
I agree with
Michael that "40 Years On" may not be appropriate. What about
the beautiful tune, 'I vow to thee my country." ?
Choo Teck Long wrote (19
January 2006, 0955 hours):
I don't think
Benjamin Khoo Beng Chuan (who sadly passed away on 27 November
2005) was the one who introduced the song. If I recall
correctly, it was Earnest Lau.
Michael Hwang wrote (18
January 2006, 2303 hours):
This is actually a most inappropriate song for us to resurrect.
First, it is the school song of Harrow School, so why should we
sing someone else's song? We only sang it because Benjamin Khoo
(having just come back from England) thought it was a good song.
Second, it is bloody difficult to sing, especially the chorus.
If we want to revive any song, why not our old favourite,
"Onward Christian Soldiers" which isn't so popular now?
Robert Gay wrote (18 January
2006, 1457 hours):
Gilbert Chiang wrote (18
January 2006, 0920 hours):
I volunteer our
composer extraordinaire. You all know who.
Will the composer please own up?
Choo Teck Long wrote (17
January 2006, 2228 hours):
Some of you will remember singing "40 Years On" in school.
Click here to listen to this stirring song.
As we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in three years
time, perhaps we should have someone compose "50 Years On" for
the occasion. Any volunteers?