DINNER IN VIENNA
Music and lyrics Roger Coghill
Hey let’s get a bite to eat, Joe
Know a place just down the street, Joe
We’ll get a decent plate of meat, Joe
Before you go away.
I’m going to miss you, yes I am,
But what an offer from that Englishman
And London gives you what no other can
Compared to this today.
Yes he looked oh so neat
As we walked down the street
Him so young, me so lean
From all the extra years I’d seen.
Though It’s many years now
I remember still how
I never once saw
What Fate had in store.
I know I really ought to come with you
But my Vienna fits me like a shoe
Though I know London’s got so much to do
You’d never turn away.
Excuse me for this sad admission, Joe
I have a nagging premonition, Joe
We’ll never meet again suspicion, Joe
So let’s enjoy today.
I thought that in his prophesy
He didn’t mean himself, but me
I often wonder how he knew
His time to leave this earth was due
That’s what he said and I remember
He looked so sad that cold November
I never thought that next December
Wolfgang would pass away.