....compelling and singable choruses
Here’s what I love: all the sensory images you use that place me directly in the world of your songs and the compelling and singable choruses.
From a song
© 1988 J. Oscar BittingerTell me Molly why can’t we Pretend a while to be lovers? Tell me Molly can it be You’re surprised to discover A playful friend am I I see the sparkle in your eye You re best boy’s gone Do you ever wonder why? Tell me Molly, why can’t we? Tell me Molly, now and then Would you like to see a change of weather? Tell me Molly, if and when I’ll save a rainy day for good measure You’re not too young to be naive You’re not too old for make-believe And nothing is alive without curiosity Tell me Molly, if and when…
BRIDGE TUNE – “LARK IN THE MORNING” (or variant)Tell me Molly, tell me soon I’ve go to go and pack my suitcase Tell me Molly, in my room With your kiss and embrace If only for a long, little while I won’t compromise your style And when you leave, I’ll leave you with a smile…. Tell me Molly, tell me soon
1988: April | 2011: September (combined 1 & 2nd verses and rewrote some of the lyric ) ARRANGEMENTS: 2000 Changed from 4/4 to 6/8 for use with Irish bands Oxter/Mahone and Dublin Station. 2009 Rearranged for solo play back to 4/4 but with a different rhythmic “push”;