Topic: 40 YEARS

This will eventually become a song, as it will be 40 years this Spring since I first met my wife. I won't go into a lot of the great things I love about her, except to say this: I believe I'm one of the most happily married men on planet Earth. I hope I can put music to this poem, the same way she's put music to my life.

40 YEARS

All of the blessings that have come my way,
So many, so great, don't know what to say,
Didn't deserve them,
Didn't earn them,
But something needs saying, especially today,
To you, my dear wife, for coming my way.

CHORUS:    40 years are now past
        What else is in store?
        Don't know, but I hope
        That there's 40 years more.

It's been now 40 years since we first met,
A dare from a friend, that I couldn't get,
You to agree,
To a date with me,
But that Saturday together was finally set,
And we began a great journey that's not over yet.

CHORUS:    40 years are now past
        What else is in store?
        Don't know, but I hope
        That there's 40 years more.

Falling in love and being best friends,
We've grown together in whatever life sends,
There's more ahead,
So let it be said,
That however it finally comes to an end,
Our love is the constant on which we depend.

CHORUS:    40 years are now past
        What else is in store?
        Don't know, but I hope
        That there's 40 years more.

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Re: 40 YEARS

Congrats TF,,,   love last's.........



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Re: 40 YEARS

this'll make a great song, may i add my congrats too. i'm catching you up with only 35 years this may, but i feel the same about my ann. love the sentiment and the way you've put the whole thing together.

There are two "L's" in Phill

Re: 40 YEARS

Thanks for the kind comments ...

This song below is by the late Stan Rogers, and contains the "feel" I'll be looking for in the music. Some words need changing to make it work better, and to sound less copy-cat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrGDoDloD1M

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

Re: 40 YEARS

TF
BEAUTIFUL !!

CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE!!

I agree with the above - going to be a great song !

Jim

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: 40 YEARS

Beautiful words TF about you and your eternal buddy. You and your wife were made for each other. In this modern age of broken relationships that seem to be the normal part of life, it is good to know that there are others who have long marriages like mine with Maree. You got the lyrics to make  a great song. Your a natural wordsmith.

Re: 40 YEARS

Thats a great poem TF. And congratulations on your special occasion. I would think like most of us, you've had your ups and downs, but the main thing is, you saw them through and stuck together. May I wish you both many more happy years.

Thick as two short planks