3 January 2006:
- Here's to us, my darling, my dear,
- Here's to us tonight---
- Not for what might happen next year,
- For that might not be nearly as
- But here's to us for better or worse
- And for thanks to a merciful star
- Skies of blue and muddling through
- And for me and for you as we are.
- And here's to us for nothing at
- If there's nothing at all, we can
- Just that we're together and here
- For the rest of our beautiful days...
- Here's to us for ever
- ---Carolyn Leigh
- "Here's To Us"
- Little Me
This space held for something like an explanation.
Meanwhile, you should know that Cy Coleman wrote the music
for Little Me and that the version of this song
that I've played on New Year's Eve ever since I first heard it
back in the early 'sixties comes from the original cast recording
and is sung by Nancy Andrews. New Year's Day, I've been known
to play the entire album twice over, because I love it. Every
year, "Here's To Us" means even more to me.
If you were here, I'd sit you down and I'd play "Here's
To Us" for you. You're not here, so this is the best I can
do. Happy New Year, my darlings, my dears, and...
Here's to us for ever and
27 Sept 05: Still sick...