DINNER IN VIENNA

Music and lyrics Roger Coghill


He said:

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.


Chorus:

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.


He said:

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.


He said:

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.


Coda:

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.



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