Thanks for the Memory

Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Bob Hope & FriendsBuy this song

Bob Hope

Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS, born Leslie Townes Hope, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an English-born American comedian and actor who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. He was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining Amer… more »

Thanks for the memory 
Of sentimental verse
 Nothing in my purse 
And chuckles 
When the preacher said
For better or for worse 
How lovely it was

 Thanks for the memory 
Of Schubert's Serenade  Little things of jade
And traffic jams
And anagrams 
And bills we never paid
How lovely it was

We who could laugh over big things 
Were parted by only a slight thing
I wonder if we did the right thing
Oh, well, that's life, I guess 
I love your dress 

 Thanks for the memory 
Of faults that you forgave 
Of rainbows on a wave
And stockings in the basin 
When a fellow needs a shave  Thank you so much

 Thanks for the memory 
Of tinkling temple bells 
Alma mater yells
And Cuban rum
And towels from
The very best hotels 
Oh how lovely it was

 Thanks for the memory 
Of cushions on the floor 
Hash with Dinty Moore
That pair of gay pajamas 
That you bought 
And never wore

We said goodbye with a highball 
Then I got as high as a steeple 
But we were intelligent people
No tears, no fuss
 Hooray for us

 Strictly entre nous
Darling, how are you?
And how are all
 Those little dreams 
That never did come true?

 Awfully glad I met you
 Cheerio and toodle-oo
 Thank you
 Thank you so much


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