Saturday, November 4, 2017


Gertrude Lawrence as Mrs. Anna (1951)



Hello, Young Lovers

When I think of Tom
I think about a night
When the earth smelled of summer
And the sky was streaked with white
And the soft mist of England
Was sleeping on a hill
I remember this
And I always will
There are new lovers now 
on the same silent hill
Looking on the same blue sea
And I know Tom and I are a part of them all
And they're all a part of Tom and me


Hello young lovers, wherever you are
I hope your troubles are few
All my good wishes go with you tonight
I've been in love like you
Be brave, young lovers 
and follow your star
Be brave and faithful and true
Cling very close to each other tonight
I've been in love like you
I know how it feels to have wings 
on your heels
And to fly down the street in a trance
You fly down a street on the chance 
that you'll meet
And you meet 
not really by chance

Don't cry young lovers, whatever you do
Don't cry because I'm alone
All of my memories are happy tonight
I've had a love of my own
I've had a love of my own, like yours
I've had a love of my own.


~ Oscar Hammerstein II ~
The King and I (1951)

1 comment:

  1. The very first play my son ever performed in was "The King & I" for the local community theatre. It's always been a favorite of ours.

    Love is the subjective experience we are here to practice and learn. May it always lead to joy, and may our heartbreaks be few.

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