Part II of April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed's
Collaboration with Musicians on May 22.
|Venus and Mars © April M Rimpo
Ruby and Bernie Gerald Richard Ingley © 2019 Music, Lyrics and Vocals
Ruby and Bernie Gerald Richard Ingley © 2019 Music and Lyrics
Gentile and Jew they were soon to discover
a future they’d not understand.
Bernie played saxophone Ruby just danced
and she’d smile and she’d laugh and she’d sway,
And when their eyes met they were
instantly lovers but never to go all the way.
You see, night after night they would weep
in the shadows of the Temple Beth-El’s mighty stone
Gentile and Jew they held tight to each other,
knowing they’d have to leave it alone.
So prayers left unanswered and hearts left
broken, they parted and traveled so far
Ruby was married, had three lovely children
and Bernie was swept off to war.
(brief instrumental riff)
years later their spouses had passed and they came back to where they’d grown
With parents now memories, their children on
their ways leaving Ruby and Bernie alone.
Then on a warm summer Sunday our Ruby stood
waiting on the corner of Second and Dell
When a bearded old fellow in a ball cap
and sandals asked “Does this bus stop at Beth El?”
Ruby turned slowly and nervously spoke in a
whisper “oh, can it be true?”
“I once fell in love with a saxophone
player, please God, tell me, Bernie, it’s you.”
(brief instrumental riff)
So the story goes on and they live there
together still in love with each other all the while,
You see once in a blue moon when the stars
all align, the Gods that we pray to still smile.
Chance Encounters © Elaine Weiner-Reed
|Chance Encounters © Elaine Weiner-Reed
|Elaine Weiner-Reed https://www.elaineweinerreed.com/
"I Don't Want to See You Anymore"
on Elaine's Website.
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