The Kim Sisters 김씨스터즈

The Kim Sisters were a South Korean female trio who made their career in U.S. during 1950s and 60s. The sisters were Sue (Sook-ja. 김숙자), Mi-a (김미아) and Ai-ja (김애자). They started their career singing for U.S. troops in Korea in 1954. Their young widowed mother, Lee Nan-Young (이난영, one of Korea’s most famous singers before the World War II, best known for her 1935 nationwide hit song, “The Tears from Mokpo 목포의 눈물), taught them to sing phonetically since they did not know English. The family were literally singing for food and survival. In 1959 after an American scout discovered the girls, the mother reluctantly consented to let the teenage girls perform in Las Vegas. The girls persevered in a strange country without their mother. Ed Sullivan saw their act at Stardust Hotel and invited them to perform on his show. The sisters performed on The Ed Sullivan Show 22 times, the most of any performer who appeared on it. They also featured in LIFE and NEWSWEEK. They recorded KIM SISTERS “Their first album” LP which included “Try To Remember” in 1964.

(TRY TO REMEMBER)
Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
Although you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
Without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
The fire of September that made us mellow.
Deep in December, our hearts should remember
And follow.

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