Melodie D
The Ames Brothers Lyrics


Melodie d'amour, take this song to my lover
Shoo shoo little bird, go and find my love
Melodie d'amour, serenade at her window
Shoo shoo little bird, sing my song of love

Oh tell her I will wait, if she names a date
Tell her that I care, more than I can bear
For when we are apart, how it hurts my heart
So fly oh fly away and say that I hope and pray
This lovers melody will bring her back to me

Melodie d'amour, take this song to my lover
Shoo shoo little bird, go and find my love
Melodie d'amour, serenade at her window
Shoo shoo little bird, tell her of my love

Oh tell her how I yearn, long for her return
Say I miss her so, more than she could know
For when we are apart, how it hurts my heart
So fly oh fly away and say that I hope and pray
This lover's melody will bring her back to me

Melodie d'amour, serenade at her window
Shoo shoo little bird, tell her of my love

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Marc Lanjean, Henri Salvador, Marcel Stellman, Leo Johns

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Billy Angus

Not only he's one of the greatest crooners still living today,
Ed also has a sense of humor, especially back in 1965,
when he was teaching Johnny Carson a
"scientific" method of throwing a tomahawk....
The moment the tomahawk landed between the legs
of the silhouetted target, a blushing Ed Ames
(and everybody in the audience) was in stitches.
Ed was about to pull the tool from the wooden prop,
but Johnny Carson pulled Ed back,
to prevent further embarrassment,
and simply roll with the flow of laughs and inside jokes.
Here's the link to this classic gem:
https://youtu.be/0L5QC9ZJkM8



Seventies Memories

This is CLASSIC early stereo mixing. They always overdid it and isolated the vocals on one speaker, and instrumentals on the other. The result is a song that sounds as if it was recorded on both coasts at the same time.


For some Broadway cast albums, such as Funny Girl, the vocals move from speaker to speaker to mimic the invisible action on a non-existent stage.


And the "beheaded" style graphics against blood-red hearts only adds to the oddness.


Great rendition of a classic 50's song - stick to the mono version!



All comments from YouTube:

samuel kirk

Mingo had a great voice. Only older people will get that one. Beautiful song i first heard at age 8. 1957. Beautiful harmony.

bersan k

This song is always my favourite. And my grand doughter's name is Melodi.Iam from Turkey.

oldwhippersnapper3

I'm just newly learning about the Ames Brothers. What a lovely legacy they have left the world.

Ibrahim Faruqi

in those days giants roamed the earth. They had left their marks which we cherish still

John Tate

this is a lovely comment - like it very much!!

Emmie Ana Ray

Almost crying listening to this, as I remember the song from my childhood, but for the life of me I could not remember the name or any of the words all I remembered is 'tell her of my love' and some random words throughout the song. Somehow by a miracle it popped into my head tonight and now listening it it's like I never lost it... I remember all the words!

Jeff Chase

My favorite part of YouTube - hearing songs I remember from growing up, and thinking I'd never hear them again.

tim deneke

The Ames brothers are an American treasure.

Joel Ritz

I had just graduated from high school and had my first job in the chemical field . I had fallen in love with Kay in my senior year but she had no idea of it . It mattered not a bit ,this song was a Godsend because the words were just exactly what I felt for her .Because of this song , she was the love of my life for fifty years ,my secret love . In 2007 , prior to the traditional 50 year reunion I contacted her by Email .She had no idea who I was nor did she have a desire to know . End of story . But the song lives gloriously on , and I learned to love the song . Yes , I did find someone to love long before the ¨¨ breakup ¨¨ .

owensclock

According to Wikipedia,  Melodie D'amour was published in 1949. It  was written by by Henri Salvador and Leo Johns. This version by The Ames Brothers was released in late 1957, peaking at #5 in very early '58. As a fifth grader I remember liking this song, but I could never get the words right!

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