It’s so many people’s favourite song. And so many versions sang. The version I heard first was that of Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole’s. I must have been in high school because I definitely remember it being on a cassette. Yea, I heard it pretty late in life but I was off Hollywood movies during my school days. And later on, when I figured out this thing called Internet which is a treasure-throve of junk info, I quickly realised that Israel’s song was just a version of a popular song and so I stumbled upon the original one sung by Judy Garland. Now I prefer Judy Garland’s version (maybe because she’s a female… I dunno… just trying to rationalise… my vocal range is closer to Judy’s than Israel’s anyway).
I guess it’s only fit that I put down the whimsies of my imagination on a paper. My tribute to a classic song.