Friday, February 7, 2014
I Left My Heart in Marinduque-An Update
I have always wanted to write a song about "Leaving my Heart in Marinduque"—a parody of the signature song of Tony Bennett, I left My Heart in San Francisco. My sincere apologies to George Cory and Douglas Cross who wrote, I left My Heart in San Francisco in 1954. This song should be sung to the tune of the famous song in honor of the city by the Bay (San Francisco, California).
Here it is, I hope you like it:
The loveliness of Fair Oaks seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Boac is another day!
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Sacramento
I'm going home to my town by the sea.
I left my heart in Marinduque
Near by the beach it beckons me
To be where the Moriones are
Come, visit wherever you are
The morning sun rise by the sea
I don't care!
My love waits at Chateau Du Mer
Near the blue and calmy sea
When I come home to you, Marinduque
Chateau Du Mer will welcome me!
Note: Chateu Du Mer, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines is our second home. Boac is the capital town of the province. Fair Oaks (an eastern suburb of Sacramento), California is our first home here in the US.
My wife and I called ourselves snowbirds, because in winter time, we fly to tropical Philippines to get away from the winter chills of Northern California.
Marinduque is a small island province in the Philiipines. It is the heart and geographic center of the Philippines. Marinduque is also known for its Morions and the Moriones Festival during Holy Week.
This year and last year, the island has been in the world and national news due to the on-going controversy regarding the election of its lone representative to Congress, presumed but not proven to be an American citizen. Both the Supreme Court and the House of Congress of the Philippines are involved with this case.