Sunday, August 07, 2005

Mohun Biswas, 007

Via BBC, Bond composer to re-record theme.

Composer Monty Norman is to re-record the James Bond theme with its original lyrics reinstated.

Norman first wrote the classic tune - initially called Bad Sign, Good Sign - for a musical version of VS Naipaul's novel A House for Mr Biswas.

After he was hired to provide music for the first Bond film, Dr No, he reworked the song as a theme tune.

The lyrics of Bad Sign, Good Sign, written by Julian More and Monty Norman, are as follows:

I was born with this unlucky sneeze

And what is worse I came into the world the wrong
way round
Pundits all agree I am the reason why
My father fell into the village pond and drowned.

This, THIS, became the James Bond theme song? Wonders will never cease!!

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