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If you Want to Hear a Love Song

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If you Want to Hear a Love Song

We all have our many likes,
and our dislikes too
but if you want a song of beauty,
then let me have a word with you.

There is a cowboy singer,
with three M’s in his name
and he sings a song even our
entrancing Balladeer would claim.

“Spanish is the loving tongue
soft as springtime, white as spray
there was a girl I learned it from
living down Sonora way

“Now I don’t look much like a lover
yet I say her love words over
late at night when I’m all alone
mi amore, mi corazone

“There were nights when I would ride
she would listen for my spurs
fling that big door open wide
and raise those laughing eyes of hers

“And how’s we would get to flying
pretty soon, I’d hear her crying
please don’t leave me all alone
mi amore, mi corazone

“Then one time I had to fly
I got into a foolish gambling fight
I had to say a swift goodbye
in that black, unlucky night.

“And traveling North her words kept ringin’
and never left me, I could hear her singing
please don’t leave me all alone
mi amore, mi corazone

“Well, I ain’t never seen her since that night
I can’t cross the line, no
she was Mexican, and I was white
like as not, it’s better so.

“And yet I have always sort of missed her
since that very first night I kissed her
I left her heart but I lost my own
adios, mi corazone.”

Written in ‘07, my heart skips a beat over the pen
of Badger Clark, and his poem, “A Border Affair”.
Who would have thought old crusty cowboys
would have this quixotic love to share?

Then in ’33 Bill Simon came along
and wrote a melody for this lovin’ song;
by the way it thrills my heart inside,
I thought Passions the place for it to abide.

20 August, 1999
©KRJ



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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Sunshine,
Very very good. I tip my sombrero to you.
Sunshine
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%curtsies%

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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