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Oh Clair - We're There

Source: Daily Express

Writer: Judith Simons

Date:  7 Nov 1972



Introducing a small bit of inspiration.  A three-old fair-haired girl who's name sings from everybody's lips.


A little girl called Clair.


Once Clair had a baby-sitter called Gilbert O'Sullivan - a man famed more for singing popsongs than lullabys.  And when he looked at Clair, words and music flew round in his head in a flurry of inspiration.


SELL-OUT

A song was born and O'Sullivan called it "Clair".


A song which today tops the hit parade and means more fame and money for the 25-year-old Southern Irishman at present on a sell-out concert tour of Britain.


But such successes seem far distant in O'Sullivan's mind as he gazes at Clair.  For in the lyrics of the song....

"Words mean so little

When you look up and smile."