6 thoughts on “Lovely Island Home!”

  1. Thank you Abey and Sam for this lovely video — very well done and very nostalgic to say the least — makes me wanna take that first flight out to the Island In the Sun !– where Praxy is now !!
    I do recall Desmond Kelly very well , from my old school days in Colombo- and have attended some of his performances , if i do recall, at St Peters College- B’ pitiya .
    Thanks for this nostalgic moment – half a world away ..
    I just hope I can make it there at least by the end of this year – sept- oct !
    Just Dreaming !!
    eagled

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  2. This is lovely. Yes indeed brings back pleasant memories , rekindles the desire to to visit Sri Lanka and enjoy the beauty of the wonderful places depicted in the video.

    Speaking of Desmond Kelly , he was at one of the SLAMANA ( Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America ) dances many many years ago , which was held in New York. He sang with the band at that concert. He had his CD’s for sale and I bought one. I had the pleasure of chatting with him . I still have his autographed CD with me.

    Thanks Abey and Sam for the post.

    Nisantha

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  3. Love your video and the music. I am not from batch 64,but from batch 52. My Brother Cletus sends me the news and views of Batch64. Lovely,Island Home is nostalgic of home. I cannot decipher all the words of the lovely song – can you please send me the words of the full song.
    Thank you. All Best Wishes for Batch64.

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  4. Michael
    Welcome to Batch’64 Blog
    Here are the lyrics to this lovely song“MY LOVELY ISLAND HOME”
    LYRICS BY DESMOND KELLY
    MUSIC BY CLARENCE WIJEWARDENA.

    “BACK, ON MY LOVELY ISLAND HOME,
    WHERE, AS A BOY, I WOULD ROAM
    YES, THIS IS WHERE MY HEART WILL,FOREVER BELONG
    BACK, ON MY LOVELY ISLAND HOME

    ONE DAY, I’M GOING THERE, THIS IS.MY ONE PRAYER,
    SOMEDAY, I’LL SEE HER SHORES AGAIN
    THIS IS MY ONE AMBITION, BUT, UNTIL THEN,
    I’LL JUST KEEP SINGING THIS REFRAIN

    FREE FROM ALL WORRIES AND CARE
    IN MY SRI LANKA SO FAIR
    THE MEMORIES I CHERISH, ARE IN THIS SONG
    I’M PROUD TO SING IT FOR CEYLON.

    YES, THE MEMORIES I CHERISH, ARE IN THIS SONG
    I’M PROUD TO SING IT FOR CEYLON”

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  5. Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I appreciate it very much. I will be learning to sing it for the next party ! Your batch64 organisation is fantastic – I wish other batches will take the cue from you. Many Thanks once again. Best Wishes and Kind Regards.

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