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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Lilac


My Lilac bush at the bottom of the garden is in flower and doesn't it look magnificent it smells lovely too. Apparently it was one of my maternal grandmother's favourites. My paternal grandmother also had it in her garden both lilac and white.

This reminds me of the song "We'll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again" by Ivor Novello

We'll gather lilacs in the spring again,
And walk together down an endless lane,
Until our hearts have learned to sing again,
When you come home once more.
And in the evening by the firelight glow,
You'll hold me close and never let me go,
Your eyes will tell me all I want to know,
When you come home once more.
(musical interlude)
And in the evening by the firelight glow,
You'll hold me close and never let me go,
Your eyes will tell me all I want to know,
When you come home once more.

Now I am showing my age!

Or if you want a more up-to-date version

Lilac Wine written by J. Shelton

The version of this song I know is by Elkie Brooks but I believe there are covers of the song. I do like Elkie's singing.

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
and be what I want to be
When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because It brings me back to you...

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?
Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love...



Funnily enough I never have had lilac wine although I have recipes for it - now as the Lilac is currently in blossom it may be something that I have to investigate.

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