♫ Lady ♫

I had this song in my head all evening, while I proceeded with other work, and in the back of my mind, I held it close, knowing that this would be my song for the day.  And then … bummer … I find I already played this one back in October of last year.  However, while on an ordinary night I would sigh, and then go in search of a different song, I am so tired that I actually fell asleep writing my Jolly Monday post, and Miss Goose had to wake me by shaking me three times!  So, I am going with a repeat here.  Please forgive me, but my energy has simply flown the coop and I must get some rest.  So, I replay …


As the story goes, Kenny Rogers asked Lionel to write a song for him, but Lionel said he was ‘too busy’.  But when Kenny said it was for an album they thought would sell around 4 million copies, Lionel’s schedule immediately freed up for the very next day.  Funny that …

Lionel would write the song, although as you will see in a minute, part of it was written in the loo, and it would go on to be a #1 hit for Kenny Rogers.  This one is fun, and the music is … well, classic!  But the camaraderie … it just doesn’t get any better than these two guys singing this song.  Please watch … I promise you a smile.

Lady
Kenny Rogers

Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there’s so many ways I want to say “I love you”
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I’m so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won’t you believe in my song?

Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever, let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes, I see no one else but you
There’s no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I’ll always want you near me
I’ve waited for you for so long

Lady, your love’s the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
‘Cause, my love, there’s somethin’ I want you to know
You’re the love of my life, you’re my lady

Songwriters: Lionel B. / Jr Richie
Lady lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

5 thoughts on “♫ Lady ♫

    • So do I … love Kenny and Lionel both! And sigh … I seem to always be a day late and dollar short, don’t I? I keep telling Ellen that it would be helpful if she would tell me a day before rather than a day after! 😉

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  1. When I saw the word “Lady” next to Filosofa’s Word my first thought was ‘this cannot possibly be, not today!’, but upon opening I found that it could be and it certainly is meant for today. After reading the entire explanation for your posting this indeed lovely song, albeit reissued, I must conclude that extreme fatigue is the cause of your misguided choice. I have decided to use the well known Theodore Roosevelt approach…”Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” I will not berate you, though there is just cause to do so. I will not belittle your choice, it is a perfectly good song although not as “Wonder-ful” as the day deserves. I will, however, try to peacefully point out the error in your overworked brain’s thought process that led to this unintentional malfeasance. Total aside…the stick is simply a back-up, just in case my peaceful attempt fails. Now, I have no doubt that somewhere in the very deepest recesses of your fatigued brain you are aware of the significance of this date, May 13th, and my help is obviously required to bring it to the forefront. This is “Little” Stevie Wonder’s 69th birthday!! Needless to say, I could go on at great length regaling you with facts and trivia, but that has been done in the past I’m sure and…unlike today’s featured music, will not be repeated at present. No, no, no…I offer something much better and more fitting to the occasion! The September 29, 1980 album “Hotter Than July” is a must have one. Unfortunately the original album with its inserts is no longer available, although a remastered version has been released. One song on the album is the most perfectly “Wonder-ful” song ever. The song, “Happy Birthday” which Stevie wrote, produced and performed during his quest to have Martin Luther King’s birthday proclaimed a national holiday. President Jimmy Carter tried to get Congress to pass the King Holiday Bill, but it was defeated by 5 votes in November 1979. Stevie Wonder then wrote this song in the attempt to stimulate interest in his long held dream. Coretta Scott King and he worked together for this venture, delivering a petition with 6 million signatures to the Speaker of the House in 1982. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in 1983 and it went into effect on the third Monday on January 20,1986. The day was commemorated with a huge concert and Stevie Wonder was the lead performer. In summation : Stevie Wonder’s most Wonder-ful song “Happy Birthday” is the only possible tribute to the man on his birthday…or the next day! Thank-you!

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    • Oy Vey!!! I cannot believe my perfidy! The utter abomination! Curses, curses, and may lightening strike me in my sleep tonight! Please, ma’am … put that big stick down … I promise I shall learn from the error of my ways if only you don’t use the big stick! I can only imagine your utter disappointment in me when you saw my music post … and it was a replay, to add insult to injury. I can only say that I was very tired and have not been feeling too well, but … that is no excuse! Please, give me one more chance? Stay tuned … ♫

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  2. Jill, I’m so glad you decided to repost this song! The song is wonderful and heartwarming, 2 collaborators well past their prime, but singing from the soul. Their friendship really shines thru, luv it! ❤

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