Wednesday, 18 September 2013


In which I extract the poetry from well-known songs...

I'm delighted to recount the story of Fred Stobaugh. This spritely 96 year-old just lost his wife, Lorraine after 73 years of wedded bliss. He met her in 1938 and they married two years later.

He was so devastated by her loss that he wrote a love song in her memory and this has been adopted by a record company and has made the top ten downloads.

It is a most beautiful love poem and his story can easily reduce you to tears.

'Oh Sweet Lorraine,
I wish we could do the good times 
all over again

Oh sweet Lorraine,
life only goes around once
but never again

Oh sweet Lorraine,
I wish we could do all the good times 
all over again

My memories will always linger on
Oh sweet Lorraine,
the memories will always linger on'

1 comment:

  1. I always thought I was a Rock and an Island per Paul Simon but now the island is sinking and the rock has turned to gravel Getting older isn't for Sissies LOL