Listen to Love of My Life (From "Brigadoon") [Bonus Track] song with lyrics from Alan Jay Lerner

Love of My Life (From "Brigadoon") [Bonus Track]

Alan Jay Lerner8 Mar 2013

Love of My Life (From "Brigadoon") [Bonus Track] Lyrics

- Alan Jay Lerner

At sixteen years I was blue and sad

Then father said I should find a lad

So I set out to become a wife

And found the real love of my life

 

His name it was Chris

And the last was MacGill

I met him one night

Pickin' flowers on the hill

He had lots of charm

And a certain kind of touch

An a certain kind of eagerness

That pleased me very much

 

So there beneath the moon

Where romance often springs

I gave him me heart

And a few other things

I don't know how long

That I stayed up on the hill

But the moon had disappeared

And so had Christopher MacGill

 

So I went home and I thought I'd die

Till Father said make another try

So I set out to become a wife

And found the real love of my life

 

Oh he was a poet a rhymer was he

He read me some verse

He had written for me

He said they would move me

These poems from his pen

And how right he was

Because they moved me right into the glen

 

We stayed till the dawn came

And lighted the sky

Then I shook his hand

And I bid him good-bye

I never went back

For what I had heard was true:

That a poet only writes

About the things he cannot do

 

My pa said

Look out for men who think

 

Ye'll be more certain

With men who drink

So I set out to become a wife

And found the real love of my life

 

Oh he was a solier

A fine Highland son

He told me about

All the battle he'd won

He wasted his time

Tellin' me about his might

For one look at him

Decided me to not put up a fight

 

We skirmished for hours

That night in the glen

And I found the sword

Has more might than the pen

But when I was drowsin'

I snored to my dismay

And he thought it was a bugle

And got up and marched away

 

Now Pa said Daughter there must be one

Someone who's true or too old to run

So I'm still lookin' to be a wife

 

And find the real love of my life