May 23, 2007

We love ...

On the walk to end all walks, Neil and I, for a reason I forget, started talking about old British comedies like Benny Hill and The Two Ronnies. In my house, Christmas was about the Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special as much as it was about presents. We used to joke that Eric Morecambe (right) was my Dad (tall with glasses) while Ernie Wise was our Uncle Roy in Auckland (left) who is short and has white hair. Anyway, Neil and I, to ease the pain in various parts of our bodies, started singing the Morecambe & Wise song that they played at the end of the show, Bring Me Sunshine.

Anyway, just as it is impossible to be sad looking at penguins, it is also impossible to be sad singing this song. Even if your feet have swelled up and your legs are in agony and you can't remember your name. Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,
Bring me Laughter, all the while,
In this world where we live, there should be more happiness,
So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow,
Make me happy, through the years,
Never bring me, any tears,
Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.

Bring me Sunshine, in your eyes,
Bring me rainbows, from the skies,
Life's too short to be spent having anything but fun,
We can be so content, if we gather little sunbeams,
Be light-hearted, all day long,
Keep me singing, happy songs,
Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.


Words - Sylvia Dee, Music - Arthur Kent

For more Morecambe and Wise stuff, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/morecambe_wise/

2 comments:

kimberlee & Lies said...

I'm still in awe of your amazing walk ! thanks for sharing those lyrics, very sunny and I can see how it helped you keep going.
-kimberlee

Neil said...

dont forget the heel / head slapping dance!
Neil