Sunday, 23 October 2011

We'll drink to all our wishes now, wherever they may be



Today would have been the 80th birthday of the delightfully camp Miss Diana Dors.

I posted a glowing tribute to the former Miss Fluck back in 2009, but recently I have discovered this fine single of hers from 1982, and just had to share...



The lyrics of the song Where Did They Go? are all the more moving when you realise that when she recorded this Miss Dors was battling ovarian cancer, the disease that was to take her from us all too soon, just two years later.

Remember dancing to the velvet summer nights
Stars that softly flickered through a thousand colored lights
Sitting patiently until the sun began to rise
When morning turned our laughter to good byes

Where did they go, all the good times
And the flowers and the wine
The young men who held me
All the lovers who were mine
Where did they go, all the sweet years
Filled with laughter ev'ry day
When time went on forever
Oh, when did they slip away

Driving through the midnight streets in gently falling rain
A man might offer everything except, of course, his name
Leaning close he'd whisper how his love would never die
Till once again the morning meant goodbye

Where did they go, all the good times
And the flowers and the wine
The young men who held me
All the lovers who were mine
Where did they go, all the sweet years
Filled with laughter ev'ry day
When time went on forever
Oh, when did they slip away

Now it's time to light another candle on the cake
Join me in a glass of wine, if just for old time's sake
We'll drink to all our wishes now, wherever they may be
If one or two come true just think of me

Where did they go, all the good times
And the flowers and the wine
The young men who held me
All the lovers who were mine
Where did they go, all the sweet years
Filled with laughter ev'ry day
When time went on forever
Oh, when did they slip away


Diana Dors archive site

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful song, from from a wonderful woman

    very moving

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