JMH Dull Productions

At the Wake of Harold Bentley

At the Wake of Harold Bentley © 2012 John Dull

Harold married Mary

Whose sister's a beautician.

Who married Freda's brother

Who's an expert politician

Who hid the household variance

That the Owen family had

Under the condition

There were other small provisions

Freda's other brother took the cloth To preach in Gretchen

He's married to a Johnson there

And sometimes it is mentioned

There was a drinking problem oh

They tried to keep it quiet

A Johnson held the center at O'Horley's bar room riot

CHORUS: And anyhow it's been so long

What's it really matter

How all the intricacies now

Are only whims of random chatter

Harold's in the coffin

And we all will sorely miss him

If his body weren't so cold and stiff

I'd reach right down and kiss him

And did you hear the Quigley's son

Is off to college baseball?

Tore the skin right off the ball

Three times he scored the center wall

His buddy Tom went off to war And won't be coming back

Those Pelson's had it tough all right

They also lost their young son, Jack.

But Mary is a doctor

And she helped old Silas River

Had a tumor on his neck

Details would make you shiver

He dated Sheenah Riley

Twas a Scandal there it seems

(Be careful now from who you hear

Just how she dealt with shattered dreams)

Too bad that such a lovely girl would be in such depression

Heard she was in counseling

Met some weirdo in some sessions

And anyhow it's been so long

What's it really matter

How all the intricacies now

Are only terms whims of random chatter

Harold's in the coffin

And we all will sorely miss him

If his body weren't so cold and stiff

I'd reach right down and kiss him

 

 

And Bob his son is gay you know

He's living with some fellow

Be happy for them times have changed

They called him prissy-yellow

And Bakers' daughter too you know

Is married to a woman

Times have bloomin' changed they have

Who'd of saw it comin?

Who'd of figured years ago that we'd be standing here

Upon death's door a-ramblin'

Bout a life that seems so dear

Amazing ain't it Charlie

That now we're fat and old

And soon we'll join old Harold

And we'll all be stiff and cold

And anyhow it's been so long

What's it really matter

How all the intricacies now

Are only whims of random chatter

Harold's in the coffin

And we all will sorely miss him

If his body weren't so cold and stiff

I'd reach right down and kiss him

©2012 John Dull