"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 22 October 2012

young at heart

Frank Sinatra had a hit with this in 1954.  We cannot fault the man, his timing or his voice but please listen to Landon Pigg's version.  From such an old "bandstand" sound to a soft, heartfelt and beautifully sung song.  I love it. A bit maudlin for a Monday but I am thinking of starting a weekly "Maudlin Monday" post (I have been dying to use that word and now I have used it twice in one sentence).  We need to get a bit soppy and sentimental sometimes, it's good for the soul.

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you’re young at heart
For it’s hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you’re young at heart

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh while your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on its way

Don’t you know that it’s worth every treasure on Earth
To be young at heart
For as rich as you are it’s much better by far
To be young at heart

And if you should survive to 105
Look at all you’ll derive out of being alive
And here is the best part
You have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

Landon Pigg
(sorry I could not find a good version of him performing the song but knew
that some of you would like to see what the singer looks like)

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