I’m an old piano player, in lots of ways; I’m always drawn to displays of old sheet music in flea markets and antique stores.
I bought a whole box of it for a mere five dollars, and inside found about fifty different songsheets, with lyrics, score (for piano and guitar or ukelele), and the most wonderful cover shots of performers from quite some time ago – bandleaders in tuxedos, male crooners in soft, open-throated shirts with loosened neckties (that casual look)...
...and Patti Page; lots and lots of shots of Patti Page!
Oh, don’t you ever let me go,
you thrill me so, I can see
as I recall my life
I’ve waited all my life
to give you ALL MY LOVE
MY JEALOUS EYES, what have you seen?
Why are you turning from blue to green?
My lover’s arms hold other charms,
but they’re just dancing...
If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air,
quaint little villages here and there;
you’re sure to fall in love
... OLD CAPE COD
ALLEGHENY MOON, it’s up to you,
please see what you can do
for me and for
my one and only love...
I’ve learned to stay away from analyzing the lyrics to those old songs; most of them make me either giggle or rant.
Now that I think about it, mostly rant...