Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jack Blanchard's Column - April 18, 2017

"Thanks For The Music"
Jack & Misty


Misty and I were both born in the Millard Fillmore Hospital,
in Buffalo New York, in different years.
We both had blue eyes and brown hair,
parents named John and Mary,
and we each had a sister named Virginia and called "Ginny".

We both played piano and sang in clubs in Western New York.
sometimes with the same musicians, but we never met.

We were both married to other people when we were young,
and lived for a while in Southern Ohio.
We finally got together in the Miami, Florida area,
and worked in music there.

We were married by a Justice of the Peace in Kingsland, Georgia,
on the way to a gig,
and lived reasonably happily ever after.


I was sitting in a Lazy-Boy chair after a walk.
Misty was talking to me from over the kitchen bar,
her red glasses on top of her head and she was smiling.
At that moment
she looked to me exactly as she did in her twenties.
A time quake.


Mrs. Miller is singing the OLD SONGS
With the nurses at afternoon games.
She remembers the words to the OLD SONGS,
But forgotten her family's names.
The past is just over her shoulder

And the music can turn back the years.
Old times flicker by at the corner of her eye
When the OLD SONGS ring in her ears.

So bring up the band and give them a hand.
While we can, let's all sing along
And maybe we'll find lost love in the memories
That live in the heart of OLD SONGS. 

Jack Blanchard.

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan... 
Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net
Awards: Grammy, Billboard, CMA, BMI, ASCAP.

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