You’ll Never Walk Alone

In 1945, the year my parents were married, and during which my mother turned twenty, Rodgers and Hammerstein came out with their acclaimed musical Carousel.  One of its songs, You’ll Never Walk Alone, has acquired nearly iconic status, and has been recorded by an incredible litany of performers.

But my favorite recording was the one that my mother made in a studio sometime in the 1950s.  I can still hear her beautiful voice singing what could have well been her mantra at times, as she navigated a shall-we-say less than easy life.  Both she and the recording are long gone (thirty-two years, to be exact), and recently I came across the version recorded by Celtic Woman, which comes as close to the sound, cadence and rhythm with which my mother sang it.

When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never walk alone.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to You’ll Never Walk Alone

  1. doctuhdon says:

    I remember your mother as a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. Thank you for honoring her with this marvelous rendition of a classic song.

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