Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet!

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    CuzICan New Member

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    An impromptu performance of "Your Old Grey Bonnet" by a precious 90 year old couple captured on video at the Mayo Clinic on a piano in the atrium. I would put it in music but it's so much more than that, and everyone needs to see this one!

    On the old farm house veranda there sat Silas and Miranda,
    Thinking of the days gone by;
    Said he, "Dearie don't be weary, you were always bright and cheery
    But a tear, dear, dims your eye."
    Said she, they're tears of gladness, Silas, they're not tears of sadness;
    It is fifty years today since we were wed."
    Then the old man's dim eyes brighten'd and his stern old heart it ligh ten'd
    As he turned to her and said:

    cho: "Put on your old grey bonnet
    With the blue ribbon on it
    While I hitch old Dobbin to the shay;
    Through the fields of clover
    On the way to Dover
    On our Golden Wedding Day."

    It was in the same old bonnet with the same blue ribbon on it
    In the old shay by his side,
    That he drove her up to Dover thro' the same old fields of clover
    To become his happy bride.
    The birds were sweetly singing and the same old bells were ringing
    As they passed the quaint old church where they were wed,
    And that night when stars were gleaming the old couple law a-dreaming
    Dreaming of the words he said.