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There Once Was

There once   was   a girl

a very   special   girl


but he was too shy
to tell her so
so she passed him by
and he let her go

there    once    was     a girl

~

There once   was   a boy

a very   special   boy


but she was too shy
to tell him so
so he passed her by
and she let him go

there    once    was     a boy


Bridge

After graduation he went off to the war
She got a job in a grocery store
Both of them deep inside silently swore

If I ever, ever see you again....

~

There once   was   a girl

a very   special   girl


she sent him a letter
said I love you so
when you get home
I'll never let you go

There   once   was     a girl

~

There once   was   a boy

a very   special    boy


he sent her a letter
said I love you so
when I get home
I'll never let you go

There    once   was    a boy


Bridge

She opened his letter and read what it said
He never saw hers, he was already dead
When she found out, she silently swore

I will never ever love again...

~

There once   was   a boy

a very   special   boy


but she was too shy 
to tell him so
so he passed her by
and she let him go

There   once   was    a boy

~

There   once   was   a girl

a very   special   girl


Now every day
there's a rose on a grave
an old woman's love
which she'll always save


for there once   was                     
                                  a  boy















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Date: 8/13/2017 8:59:00 AM
This is like a rose. It opens very slowly allowing further and further toward the centre where sits a bee.
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Date: 8/23/2017 9:27:00 AM
Wow! I had to ponder and savor this comment for a while. War songs are my specialty, but I much prefer sillies. Had a Canadian friend while in our army. (He had enlisted in the US army). When he got tired of it, he quit and went home. Often wished I could have done that!
Date: 7/24/2017 12:43:00 AM
Hi John, You have penned some sad and heartbreaking lyrics. They brought tears to my eyes . Lyrics such as these make good songs because they tug at the heartstrings. Well done-Alexis
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Date: 7/24/2017 8:50:00 AM
Thanks Alexis. I think I like sad songs because they're usually slower and easier to play. Thought I might see if Dolly Parton would want to record this;-) Well, 'nuff said for now, gotta go find some sillies! Huggasnoods! ~ john
Date: 7/23/2017 9:13:00 PM
This is so heartbreaking :'( John,,, not one of your funny ones... love the way you kept me wishing they would get together. also love the style of pattern going down to keep my interest. ~*
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Date: 7/24/2017 8:47:00 AM
Thanks Eve. The structure is representative of the pacing of the song as it is played/sung. The guitar part is quite mournful as well. I guess I was "feeling the blues" when it all came together. Seems I compose about 50/50 silly and sad when I scribble songs. Thanks for stopping by. Huggerdas! ~ john