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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nostalgia In Song

Christmas 1957

 The First Of May
       by The Bee Gees

 When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall,
we used to love while others used to play.
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by,
some one else moved in from far away.

(chorus)

Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.
But you and I, our love will never die,
but guess we'll cry come first of May.

The apple tree that grew for you and me,

I watched the apples falling one by one.
And I recall the moment of them all,
the day I kissed your cheek and you were gone.

(chorus...)


When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall,

do do do do do do do do do...
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by,
some one else moved in from far away.










Jenny Jump State Park 1967


 The Ivy That Clings To The Wall


 - from the album "Sold Out - 
Rod McKuen at Carnegie Hall", 1969







Here on the far side of time
we’re near the end of the line
our days have grown withered and small
like the ivy that clings to the wall.

Off on the long road to home
we’re meant to go it alone
still, there are times we recall
the ivy that clings to the wall.

We early ran from the safety of school yards
in search of a better, more beautiful world
one day we turned in the road
to find our new worlds were all in our mind.

Some other season, perhaps
pretty girls sat on our laps
but seasons can change after all
like the ivy that clings to the wall.










Our wedding June 5, 1993 flower girl Alexandria & ring bearer Richie
Now both grown and Richie is a daddy.


Those Were The Days
 Songwriters: RILEY, CLEMON TIMOTHY JR. / SAADIQ, RAPHAEL / WHEELER, CARL / WIGGINS, DWAYNE P  Sung by Mary Hopkin

Once upon a time there was a tavern Where we used to raise a glass or two Remember how we laughed away the hours And dreamed of all the great things we would do
Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

Then the busy years went rushing by us We lost our starry notions on the way If by chance I'd see you in the tavern We'd smile at one another and we'd say

Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

Just tonight I stood before the tavern Nothing seemed the way it used to be In the glass I saw a strange reflection Was that lonely woman really me

Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

Through the door there came familiar laughter I saw your face and heard you call my name Oh my friend we're older but no wiser For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days.

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