Everybody Loves Your Little Melody

from by John Lester



Hey Shiela, I remember the day I met ya
It was a welcome to the world to the prettiest thing I’d seen
I knew from the moment I heard your first born cries
I’d love you for forever, you’re the apple of my eye
And that day you inspired this little melody

Hey Shiela, how you made me love being a daddy
We’d play peek-a-boo games while I bounced you on my knee
I’d read you Little Orphan Annie and you’d give me a snuggle
When we put you to bed if you gave us any trouble
I’d simply sing your little melody

Hey, I was so sorry when I had to leave you
Things just didn’t work out like we planned with your mom and me
You were only two and the best thing I could do
Was that I keep a little distance though it gave me the blues
I thought about you every time I played your melody

But hey Shiela, I always watched you from the distance
And what a beautiful young woman you grew up and came to be
I heard about your wedding day from your brother in the crowd
I never got to tell ya but you made me so proud
That that day my heart sang out your little melody

Hey Shiela, who’s that playin’ my ukulele
The one I bought back in 1933
I see a very close resemblence, guess it’s meant to be
My little uke would reconnect the family tree
Now let’s see if your boy can play your little melody

Hey Shiela, could I have the next dance in heaven
Ain’t nobody gonna make a big fuss you’ll see
‘Cause here it’s all about the love not about the sorrow
We all dance throughout the night because there’s never a tomorrow
And all the angels love your little melody

©John Lester


from Fathers and Sons, released June 18, 2017
John Lester - vocals, ukulele, upright bass
Paul Tiernan - acoustic guitars and mouth trumpet
Barry Walsh - accordion
Tim Bulkley - drums



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