"Our Song"

"Our Song for the Choir" - December 2012

Don't we have a luverly time

At Choir on Friday mornings?

We always arrive, at nine forty-five,

Fingers crossed for a space to park in.

Myra sits there

With her table and chair

Collecting fifty-pences

We really must say,

That it's not much to pay -

For so much fun!

 

It's really quite grand

When we all have to stand

For vocal exercises.

We all clear our throats, sing all the right notes

But not necessarily in the right order.

Muriel, our conductor, says

We must sing with more conviction.

But we can't hit the high notes

And we can't reach the low notes

But we still have fun!

 

We've gathered lilacs with Lilli Marlene

In an English country garden.

Through Georgia we marched, feeling quite parched

That song has so many blooming verses.

Nightingales sang in Berkeley Square

For the girl we left behind us

Songs from the shows, anything goes!

When you're having fun.

 

Morag's fingers fly over the keys

The queen of the piano.

She plays the intros, that nobody knows

And the twiddly bits between the verses.

There's now more than ten

Of the Choir's Merry Men

They really sound impressive

I'm not one that frets

But you are teacher's pets!

But we all have fun.

 

A concert we gave

For the old and the brave

At Gifford House in Worthing.

We wore our red shirts, black trousers or skirts

We really looked like a proper choir.

Sang the old songs,

They all sang along,

We're sure we entertained them.

Found time for chats, and they loved Rita's hats

Which were so much fun.

 

So, yes, we have a luverly time

At Choir on Friday mornings.

We've made lots of pals

'Mong the guys and the gals

Thanks for making us feel so welcome.

Muriel says we can only improve

It's something we can aim for

We've so much to learn, but we've loved our first term -

It's been SO much fun!

 

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Son and only | Reply 08.12.2012 00.25

Such song writing talent mother. Just as we'll you've nothing better to do with your time now you're retired, eh? Xx

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