Sep 5, 2007

Mamula Moon

Posted by Anonymous |

“Mamula Moon” and “Negaraku”. I guess this not a new story, maybe I too outdated I only realize this song lately.
This “Mamula Moon” by Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders was recorded 10 years before our country get independence and has the similarity/same melody with our national anthem “Negaraku”

According to Wikipedia this tune was originally used as the state anthem of Perak. The tune also was used for a popular song of that time “Terang Bulan”. Only then this tune used on our National anthem song “Negaraku” in 1957.

Lyric of Mamula Moon;

One Day I Walked Along
A Moonlit Island Shore
And Soon I Heard A Song
I Never Heard Before

I Said Who Can It Be
To Sing So Tenderly
And Saw A Dust He Made
With Lonely Serenade

Mamula Moon
Shine High Above The Southern Sea
And Like My Love
Say Form Again To Me

We Said Goodbye
Beside The Blue Lagoon
Alone Am I
With You Mamula Moon

I Waved My Hand
The Grey Ship Sailed Across The Bay
On Golden Sand
That Might I Melt To Pray

That I Might See
My Love Returning Soon
Still True To Me
And You Mamula Moon

IMHO there’s no plagiarism between these two song as the song “Mamula Moon” doesn’t copyrighted and there’s not such things as copyright during that time. “Negaraku” only can describe as an adaption and not plagiarism.