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The Song Of The Good Neighbor

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This is a song from my earliest childhood which, I think, had a big impact on me.  I had forgotten much of it (unavailable on Google) but a new member stumbled on a post of mine from 2016.  In it, I posted the few lines  I could remember.   Here are the complete lyrics.  Thanks ChescoLiberal.

 

If only we could bring back the spirit of this song.

 

 

The Song Of The Good Neighbor

 

🎵🎵 🎵

 

Let's sing the song of a good neighbor

Let us sing in harmony.

Let's sing a song to show we belong to

One big, happy family.

 

Let's get along like a good neighbor

Good, good neighbors who are free.

Si, si amigo

Wherever we go

Good, good neighbors we will be.

 

So let's extend a helping hand

Across the Rio Grande

And help each other, too

As all good neighbors do.

 

Oh. let's sing the song of a good neighbor

'Til it echoes o'er the sea.

Si, si amigo

Wherever we go

Good, good neighbors we will be.

 

 

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bludog -- Apparently that song left its mark on me, too.  By some chance, did you happen to spend your early years in Brooklyn?  Just wondering if we might have been schoolmates. 

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20 minutes ago, ChescoLiberal said:

Just wondering if we might have been schoolmates. 

 

Unlikely.  I grew up in the Bronx until I was 9.   I must have listened to it when I was about 6 or 7.  My parents had a record with that song on it and I listened to it at home.  I also recall a book called "The Forgotten Village", which was text with poignant black and white photos of a poor Mexican village.  After 9, I was in a different place, altogether, but I always remembered.

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50 minutes ago, bludog said:

I also recall a book called "The Forgotten Village", which was text with poignant black and white photos of a poor Mexican village.

 

Amazing what you can Google.   You can buy an old copy of the book.   It was also a film, written by John Steinbeck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forgotten_Village       http://www.steinbeckinstitute.org/forgotten.html

 

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1 hour ago, laripu said:

Amazing what you can Google. 

 

Wow !  And thanks.  That book was mentally sealed up, so deep in the past that, unlike the song, I never even thunk to google it. :blink:    But now that you opened that doorway, I will definitely get a copy.  As a child, I didn't know who John Steinbeck was.  But now the author becomes very significant.

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