Paddy O'Brien Song Lyrics
Heaven Won't Be Heaven Without You. An Irish country song. If you want to play along with Paddy O'Brien use the chords included, there's a key change in this song, it's not required and is usually only put in to make the song more intresting to listen to. The first part is in F# and the second is in the easy key of D Major, but you can just play the whole song in the key of D if you want. I hate key changes, they wreck my head. But Paddy recorded many more folk songs besides these here including a few of the Johnny McEvoy songs Going To California, and an old favorite of mine called You Seldom Come To See Me Anymore.
[F#) It seems to me like only yester(B)day,
We (C#) vowed to love each other come what (F#) may.
For better or for worse we would be (B) true.
And (C#) it's all been for the better thanks to (F#) you.
So many years have come and gone since (B) then
your (C#) still my wife, my lover, my best (F#) friend,
Had we the chance to lead our lives a(B)new
you'd (C#) share it all with me and I with (F#) you.
(B) Death and only death can make us (F#) part
For (B) I will still love you with the (F#) last beat of my (C#) heart,
And (F#) even as I climb that golden (B) stairs.
I know (C#) heaven won't be heaven 'till your (F#) there.
(G) The kids have all grown up and soon been (C) gone
be(D)fore long they'll have families of their (G) own.
I hope and pray that some day they will (C) find
a (D) never ending love like yours and (G) mine.
(C) Death and only death can make us (G) part
for(C) I will still love you with the (G) last beat of my (D) heart,
And (G) even as I climb that golden (C) stairs.
I know (D) heaven won't be heaven 'till your (G) there.
(D) It seems to me like only yester(G)day,
We (A) vowed to love each other come what (D) may.
For better or for worse we would be (G) true.
And (A) it's all been for the better thanks to (D) you.
(G) Death and only death can make us (D) part
For (G) I will still love you with the (D) last beat of my (A) heart,
And (D) even as I climb that golden (G) stairs.
I know (A heaven won't be heaven 'till your (D) there.
Mum And Dad's Waltz Lyrics
The band played an old tune I heard it before
With the beat of the music we took to the floor
And to hear a fine singer was a touch of pure class
The tune they were playing was Mum And Dad's Waltz.
We've loved each other for so many years
The loving the laughter the bitter sweet tears
And tonight in my arms you're still just as sweet
Oh to waltz with you darling so light on your feet.
So pick up the tempo now we're all alone
We're still enjoying a waltz of our own
Thirty years married and still going strong
So lets hear the singer singing our song.
Time after time we circled the floor
The loving she gave me I couldn't want more
And the music it lilted a heart in refrain
As she said I love you again and again.
The children are married they're all up and gone
And we're still enjoying this time on our own
But we've been so happy, can't ever complain
So lets hear the singer sing it again.
At the Cayton County rest home somewhere on the second floor
She lies in a room, no one visits anymore
No cards or family pictures, nor gifts or wedding bands
Just a single withered flower bud held tightly in her hand.
She's been silent for so many years, no one really knows
Just what the story is of Marion's rose.
It was May nineteen forty two at an Airfield in the rain
A girl with Auburn hair walked a pilot to his plane
He handed her a flower, said this won't bloom until
I hold you in my arms again then light our love it will
As he climbed into his fighter she saw painted on it's nose
A crimson bloom and above the words, Marion's Rose.
He was never found when his plane went down in a midnight allied raid
But she held on to that rose bud and a promise he had made.
'Till sixty four years later on a cold October dawn
A gentle breeze blows through the room, Marion's gone.
Word spreads 'round the second floor, hurry come and see
The miracle that's going on down the hall in Two O' Three
As they gathered by the bed side, some cried but no one spoke
As they witnessed the full blooming of Marion's rose,
They'll forever tell the story but only Heaven knows
The promise that was finally kept of Marion's rose