A group sings show tunes at a local nursing home once a month. The melodies bring back memories of happy times for us all.
Show Tune Psalms
“It’s a Grand Night for Singing”
The wheel chairs circled
Around the piano
And “senior” voices singing with abandon
Not in the right notes or words
What does it matter?
The singing and the memories it brings
Is a blessing powerful and good
The Show Tune Psalms, more sacred
Than forgotten prayers
Are prayers in themselves.
I’m “Getting to Know You” and
“Wouldn’t it Be Loverly!”
If we would “Never Walk Alone”
We would always be “Younger Than Springtime.”
We could “Climb Every Mountain”
While “Whistling a Happy Tune.”
“If I Loved You”
At every “Sunrise and Sunset”
I would lift my glass and voice “To Life”
“Something Good” is bound to happen
On this “Beautiful Morning”
Joining in heart and song, we know that,
“People Will Say We’re in Love”
What could be better than that?
So, until next month, when we meet again
We’ll have to say, “So Long, Farewell.”
And keep these Show Tune Psalms
In mind and heart.