Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Cherie Amour


When I'm in the car, I listen to 105.7 The Walrus. They play great oldies and recently they played a song that is an all time favorite of mine, My Cherie Amour. I love Stevie Wonder, I think he is an awesome creative genius.

The song was originally recorded in 1966, but not released (it was subsequently remixed for release in 1969). Co-written by Wonder and the songwriters-producers Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy, the song was an autobiographical account by Wonder about a woman he was fascinated with while in school at the Michigan School for the Blind. Here is that song told in pictures and verse.


My Cherie Amour

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day


My cherie amour, distant as the milky way


My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore


You're the only girl my heart beats for


How I wish that you were mine

In a cafe




or sometimes on a crowded street



I've been near you, but you never noticed me



My cherie amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore




That behind that little smile I wore





How I wish that you were mine


La la la la la la, La la la la la la
La la la la la la, La la la la la la


Maybe someday, you'll see my face among the crowd


Maybe someday, I'll share your little distant cloud

Oh, cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore



You're the only girl my heart beats for




How I wish that you were mine


La la la la la la, La la la la la la
La la la la la la, La la la la la la



Boy this song really does take me back. Ok, now turn off the volume on my playlist and click on this YouTube video of Stevie Wonder from 2008 singing my Cherie Amour in a London concert. You'll see that I'm not the only one who loves this song!





Have a happy Sunday!

12 comments:

  1. BONNUS! OH....this is an awesome post. I remember when this song came out; I must have been in 6th grade. It turned my world upside down. I was ugly, the only Mexican in the school, I was "changing" and liking boys, and it was a mess.....but this song lifted me up and gave me hope that one day I would be someone's Chèrie Amour!!! Hey, I will be posting Miss Moussie's Travelin' Show later tonight, so youv'e got your tickets waiting for you at Bebe's little green "guichet". Snacks? DID SOMEONE SAY SNACKS? Anything Miss Paisely desires!!!!

    Bisous, Anita

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  2. Love this post Bonnie! I have to say that yes I do know the song well, but hadn't thought about it in I couldn't say how long! Somehow I think I will be sliently singing this all day now:) Loved the pics you found to put with the words, that must have taken you ages, but looks fabulous!!! Hope you have a wonderful day ~ Tina x

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  3. Bonnie, what a fun, memory filled post. I love this song, and I adore Stevie Wonder. One of my all time favorite artists. I love the way you illustrated the lyrics, so creative! Hope you have a wonderful week. Kathy

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  4. Hey Bonnie..

    I absolutely love this song. And yes, Stevie wonder is a genius. FYI..I always give people nicknames and my girlfriends name is Sherrie...I call her "my sherrie amour"....strange...I just talked to her this morning.. Have a great day in beautiful SD.

    tootles,
    bunny

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  5. Bonnie dearest,,

    The show has begun and I think Paisley is saving your seat! Anita

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  6. A very clever post:) I just loved it.. great guy and a great song to boost. Happy Spring (almost)

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  7. Hi there-its indeed a fabulous song and what an amazing post, I love it!! Have a great week ahead my dear!

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  8. Great post! Stevie Wonder is muscial genius!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  9. Love all the photos. Especially the heart water drop :)

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  10. Ohhh Bonnie, I LOVE this post! I am 40 years old and it was on the 80's that I learn to LOVE steve's songs... Your pictures were so special.....I want to dance !!!!!!!!!!!!!*grin*

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  12. Ooops! Can't spell!
    Wonderful post, Bonnie! I loved all of the images! I remember seeing him when he was still "Little Stevie Wonder"...ages ago! Love his voice! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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