This is a re write of a posting I have posted for several year in April. The Movie "April Love" came out in 1957 and I can still remember watching Pat Boone walk down a country lane singing the song near the beginning of the movie. As a young kid, growing up in the 1950's in a small town in Southern Oregon, I though Boone looked so sophisticated,( ha). I saw it at a Saturday matinee . In those days grade school children could go to movies themselves in small towns like Roseberg, Oregon. Every April I think of that movie and song. The Lyrics are as follows:
"April love is for the very young. Every star's a wishing star that shines for you April love is all the seven wonders One little kiss can tell you this is true Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet But April love can slip right through your fingers So if she's the one don't let her run away[Instrumental Interlude] Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet But April love can slip right through your fingers So if she's the one don't let her run away"
Pat Boone plays a JD (juvenile delinquent) who is sent to live with his relatives who own a farm in the country. He meets Shirley Jones and there is car racing and lots of singing . It is a sweet movie in glorious color. Everyone in the movie is nice and it's is a happy movie like a walk in a park on a sunny day. I wish they would put it out on DVD. It's not great cinema but it left an impression on me. Things were a lot simpler then.