A song long before Cat Steven's glorification of the new day's breaking - he must have heard this song/lyric before he wrote Morning has Broken. ;))
And who said beautiful songs have to be about 'love'?
When we were kids, bapak (or Mak) would always play this song at night. I guess coming from a family with no television in the 70s, listening to songs would be our form of entertainment then. Then it was the vinyl and this song is one of his favourite.
We were kids; we listened to whatever he or she was playing!
But this is one song so smooth and soothing and I found it so very relaxing when listening to it. It is best to listen to this and other songs in this album late at night or very early in the morning. In other words, dikala dinihari.
It is like calm before the storm, I guess.
You would not find this anywhere else. I tried looking for it at Jalan Surabaya, and while I do find similar cover, I could not find the vinyl again.
So I am really treasuring this song and album.
Siapa tak Kenal - Fadjar Menjinsing
Emmy menjanjikan Fadjar Menjinsing, sebuah lagu pudjaan kepada alam indah, dikala matahari terbit dan langit diudjung dahan.
Lagu ini berasal dari tahun 1943, tapi berkat warna suara dan pembawaan Emmy jang halus kembali memperoleh kelembutan dan kesegaran yang wadjar. Satu lagu pudjaan jang baik tidak boleh tidak harus memiliki sifat2 demikian.
Fadjar Menjinsing (Jahja) - Emmy dengan Orkes Lima Serama
- Kata2 dari album "Siapa tak kenal - Fadjar Menjinsing"
The Indonesian Music Company Ltd
Fadjar menjinsing, kemerah-merahan
Ayam pun ramai berkokok, menyambut alam nan elok
Burung berkicau, berlompat-lompatan
Embun menghias berkilau, di-pohon dan dahan
Alam ria dan gembira, menjambut sang suria,
Alangkah indah sanga suri, di Timur bercahya
Hatiku riang, menantikan siang
hari yang gemilang datang, membawa harapan