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Ye Ole Grammy Phone

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Ye Ole Grammy Phone



Crank up ye ole grammy phone Play me some of those good old tunes Like “Happy Days Are Here Again!” “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon” Remember ditties from way back when You could actually decipher the words Hope young people aren't reading this They'll be thinking I'm quite a nerd Songs from the World War Two years Billy Holiday's “My Old Flame” Or “White Christmas” by Der Bingle The Duke's “Take The 'A' Train” You could call it Nostalgia One-O-One Wishing those times were still here Wanting it to be forever summer Days of soda, pretzels and beer! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/2/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Wow, The memories. Moon River, The boogie woogie bugle boy of company B, cherry smashes, 1 cent candy, Shirley Temple. Your poem has opened the flood gates to my memories. Wonderful memories. Wonderful poem Jack. Thank you for sharing.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great additions Jon! I guess we could go on and on and on! Glad it brought back some warm memories for you too, my good friend! Have a great day!
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 5:47:00 PM
    well, i kind of knew all these. One day soon even the beloved songs of my 70's will be considered VERY old like these. hahaha. maybe they already are and that makes this group ancient. Sorry, I am just being in a teasing mood right now. I really like your poem. Keep 'em coming, my friend.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 5:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Every age enjoys looking back at the 'good old days'! Love, Ancient Jack LOL xox
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:25:00 PM
    I don't know a single one of those songs Jack, must be before my time*lol*

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    R-E-A-L-L-Y!!! I thought you might have remembered at least a couple of these oldies! LOL
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:26:00 PM
    lovely nostalgic write, Jack - and thanks so much for your uplifting words

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Find I've been doing a lot of reminiscing lately... it's good for the soul! Hang in there my good friend!
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Happy New Year Jack! Yes, even though I'm from another era, I still love those hazy, lazy, crazy dayz of summer type songs! You always put a smile on my face!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So great hearing from you dear Susan Burd! Hope you'll be sticking around for a while... love ya my dear friend! Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 12:29:00 PM
    My son never went to a drive in movie... But he's introduced me to several modern musicians I find facinating... Not all modern musicians are into the pop craves... The good old days are still here... Still, remembering is always good...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm sure the big names in music today will be remembered with love and nostalgia just as us older guys remember ours! Love and hugs, Jack! BTW JUST HEARD FROM SUSAN BURD! YEE HAW!!!
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 11:10:00 AM
    I know all about these days gone by my friend! I never went through them but I have heard their songs from this time period! You have presented a brilliant write, you have painted an image of perfection Jack! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and wondrous piece this afternoon, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Everyone relates to their own special memories... these are just mine! Today's treasures are tomorrow's memories! Thanks once again my good friend!
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 9:21:00 AM
    I'm hearing you Jack!...Drive-in movies and drive-ins where they actually came out and took your order!...10 cent hot dogs, those neat soda boxes where you put in your dime and then slid your drinks out, songs that actually had a tune...you could go out on five bucks... (A dollar's worth of gas, a pack of cigs and a six pack or beer)...You could take your girl to a club for and extra five (A dollar cover charge)...I will stop rambling now...Happy New Year, my friend - Tim

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ramble on my friend, you're just adding to my great memories! Glad I stirred them up for you... hope 2013 is filled with fun times and more great memories! Warm regards, Jack
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 6:43:00 AM
    You're remembering, dear Jack? Is that the era of drive in theater? LOl. I kinda know what it's all about by watching some of the movies. The good old time. We now just have it different, I guess. But it is still the good old time. It's kind of funny that with different periods, there are different feelings, settings, moods attached to it. Awesome write. Have a great day :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Every generation has their "good old days"... these just happen to be mine! Thank you my dear Toquyen for always putting sunshine into my day! Love and big hugs, Jack xox