internet to try to find the lyrics -- my next step is the Smithsonian -- this must have been a song from the late 18oo's or early teens of the last century.
Here is what I remember of them:
In 1892 grand papa in a coat of blue
Met grand mama in a green silk gown
with hat to match on her way to town.
Grand papa with a by your leave
offered his arm in a blue clad sleeve,
which grand mama took, was a trifle rash,
because green and blue are supposed to clash....
Then my grandmother would trill a little tune because she forgot the next verse or verses, I think (it seemed reminiscent of the Poor Pauline silent movie pauses, where music would play in the theater, when the scenes changed). I don't remember the final verse, except for this single phrase that indicated a life-long relationship that ended in death:
....Years have passed and two hearts that once beat as two, now lay still as one.
Definitely a sweet...and haunting memory of my grandmother and of an era passed.
One Egg, Two Eggs..... - I guess I am the chosen one.... Seems like my courtyard area is the breeding ground... A month ago it was the double-hummingbird nest.. Yesterday, I discove...
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