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Gilbert O'Sullivan




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On a hiking spree these days.... Singsnap will have to wait awhile..cheers !!!

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Clair" is a popular song by Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan and is one of his biggest-selling singles. Written by O'Sullivan and produced by Gordon Mills, it was the number one single in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1972,number one in Canada on the RPM 100 national singles chart the following January, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was also O'Sullivan's second and last number one hit on the U.S. Easy Listening chart, after "Alone Again (Naturally)".

The song is the love song of an uncle for his young niece, though for the first part of the song, the ambiguous text leads one to think that it is from one adult to another. The brief instrumental introduction is the sound of O'Sullivan whistling, before he comes in. The real Clair was the young daughter of O'Sullivan's producer-manager, Gordon Mills, and his wife, the model Jo Waring. The little girl's giggling is heard at the end of this song. The "Uncle Ray" mentioned in the song is O'Sullivan himself, a reference to his real name of Raymond O'Sullivan. The instrumental break in the middle section is done half a step up from A to B-Flat, before going back to A.


The moment I met you, I swear
I felt as if something, somewhere
Had happened to me
Which I couldn't see
And then
The moment I met you again
I knew in my heart that we were friends
It had to be so
It couldn't be no
But try
As hard as I might do, I don't know why
You get to me in a way I can't describe
Words mean so little when you look up and smile
I don't care what people say, to me you're more than a child
Oh, Clair

If ever a moment so rare
Was captured for all to compare
That moment is you
In all that you do
But why
In spite of our age difference do I cry
Each time I leave you I feel I could die
Nothing means more to me than hearing you say
"I'm going to marry you, will you marry me, Uncle Ray?"
Oh, Clair

I've told you before, don't you dare
Get back into bed
Can't you see that it's late
No you can't have a drink
Oh all right then, but wait just a bit
While I, in an effort to babysit
Catch of my breath what there is left of it
You can be murder at this hour of the day
But in the morning this hour will seem a lifetime away
Oh, Clair
Oh, Clair

Marinero777LEVEL 61

Comment by Marinero777GOLD

Another superb rendition Kabayang Art...Well done. You make this song your own...Very nice performance as always be. enjoyed every seconds of my listening here...Mabuhay ang Pinoy! God Bless you and yours. _leo-

JamieL2170LEVEL 73

Comment by JamieL2170GOLD

I'm at smule..until sound is better here with a cell I'll be there..hugs..and miss you guys.

Very beautiful Art--WTG WAY TO SING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVEDDDDDD!!

raddoc888LEVEL 76

Comment by raddoc888GOLD

On a hiking spree these days.... Singsnap will have to wait awhile..cheers !!!

Hello Leo,
Thanks for the listen....don't know why, but I so love the melody of this song...
I remember listening to it quite often back in those days....

Hope you are having a great day, my kabayan.

God bless !!!


raddoc888LEVEL 76

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On a hiking spree these days.... Singsnap will have to wait awhile..cheers !!!

Hi Jamie,

Another week gone glad I made it through another busy week at the office.

Thanks for the visit & your listens....
Gonna try to visit Spot this weekend.

Have a great weekend, my friend !!!!


raddoc888LEVEL 76

Comment by raddoc888GOLD

On a hiking spree these days.... Singsnap will have to wait awhile..cheers !!!

intothe90sLEVEL 10

Comment by intothe90s

i have heard this song before..cant recall where though...but you sir, sounded they say..."peachy" ..:)


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Comment by Music_Lover_1934GOLD

I've heard this sung a time or two... but, so enjoyed your rendition of it..

Hugs and good luck to you..


Bluesman61LEVEL 55

Comment by Bluesman61

This one takes me back....listening..right on the money.
Best of luck.

FinnPeterLEVEL 106

Comment by FinnPeterSNAP-STAR

Singers From Afar Club - Get More Listens - Welcome!

Very nice Art - Clapping!
I sure enjoyed my listen - Cool vocals my end!
Good Luck - Cheers, Peter

CorkyGirlLEVEL 96

Comment by CorkyGirl

Beautifully done MF.........I so Enjoy my Listen........Hugs Eve
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JohnBoyThaiLEVEL 45

Comment by JohnBoyThai

Oh yeah..I remember this Art! Nice high vocals as usual! Loved it...

TapsaLEVEL 10

Comment by TapsaGOLD

A great presentation. Wonderful song and you sang it beautifully. Thank you for sharing.
I enjoyed my visit here. Hitting on my way out.

DarladebaeLEVEL 78

Comment by DarladebaeGOLD

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I remember this one awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute sing from a wonderful singer... I just love listening to you sing ANYTHING... this is like a candy apple... or cotton candy... sweet and yummy.... WTG Art... hugs and hearts Deb


Comment by ZZ-EdGOLD

I can remember when this used to be FUN...

This is EXCELLENT. Great Song and a Great sing of it. Bravo. Perfect phrasing. Pitch Perfect. (clap, clap)

JohnTexasLEVEL 76

Comment by JohnTexasGOLD

Daily Song Silent Night

Hi Art
listening here , yeah now this is sounding great, smooth vocals, loved this, you nailed this, have a great day
John LIB # 9 you truly can sing anything amazing


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