A BELATED TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE

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A BELATED TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE

Post by goldenrod » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:00 pm

"Thanks For the Memories"

Writer(s): Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger

My Words:

Thanks for the memory,
Of things I can't forget,
Journeys on a jet,
Our wond'rous week in Martinique...
Vegas, a big win at roulette.
How lucky we were...

And thanks for the memory,
Of summers by the sea,
Dawn in Waikiki.
We had a pad in London,
But we didn't stop for tea
How "cozy" it was...

Now since our breakup I wake up,
Alone on a gray morning-after,
I long for the sound of your laughter,
But then I see, the laugh's on me...

Still, thanks for the memory,
Of every touch a thrill.
I've been through the mill,
I've lived a lot and learned a lot,
You loved me not and still,
I miss you so much...

Thanks for the memory
Of how we used to jog,
Even in the fog!
That barbecue in Malibu
Away from all the smog.
How rainy it was...

Thanks for the memory,
Of letters I destroyed,
Books that we enjoyed.
Tonight the way things look
I need a book by Sigmund Freud
How brainy he was...

Gone are those evenings on Broadway.
Together we'd go to a show.
But now I begin with the Late Show,
And wish that you were watching, too...

***I know it's a fallacy
That grown men never cry
Baby, that's a lie
We had our bed of roses
But forgot that roses die
And thank you so much

***last stanza is from the original.
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Re: A BELATED TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE

Post by heinzs » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Thanks for the memories, indeed!

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