Thank You, Oma and Opa

This year for Christmas I made a booklet for a little song I wrote for my parents (music and lyrics) on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. I couldn’t be there in Canada on December 22nd itself, so it became a Christmas present that I sang for them when they got here on January 7th, when we did our gift exchange.

Thank You Oma And Opa cover

Thank You Oma And Opa cover

Cover

Thank You Oma And Opa title page, with reproduction of their 1962 wedding invitation

Thank You Oma And Opa title page, with reproduction of their 1962 wedding invitation

Title page, with reproduction of mom and dad’s 1962 wedding invitation: Thank you – a song for mom and dad on their 50th wedding anniversary 22/12/2012 a song of 2

Thank You Oma And Opa page 1 and 2

Thank You Oma And Opa page 1 and 2

Verse 1 – A D A E A D A E A:
Thank you for being such a loving father
Thank you for always tending to my shelter
You were always there to help me when I wasn’t sure
We stay together and your love for me is pure

Chorus 1 – A E A E:
Father, where would we be without father
Father, I’m so glad you’re my father

Thank You Oma And Opa page 3 and 4

Thank You Oma And Opa page 3 and 4

Verse 2 – A D A E A D A E A:
Thank you for being such a loving mother
Thank you for also giving me a brother
When I was a child you fed me and you kept me warm
You always protected me and kept me far from harm

Chorus 2 – A E A E:
Mother, what would get done without mother
Mother, I’m so glad you’re my mother

Thank You Oma And Opa page 5 and 6

Thank You Oma And Opa page 5 and 6

Verse 3 – A D A E A D A E A:
Thank you for being two such loving parents
Thank you for giving us a love that has no end
We are so glad we can have you with us here today
And even when we part our love won’t go away

Chorus 3 – A E A E:
Father, I’m so glad you’re my father
Mother, I’m so glad you’re my mother

Thank You Oma And Opa page 7

Thank You Oma And Opa page 7

Endpiece:
Thank you, mom and dad, for taking care of us these many years and for giving us so much love and devotion. You have ben our anchor and we are happy for you and proud of your beautiful fifty years of tender commitment. We wish you the best for (at least) the next fifty.

Peter, Naoko and Zen

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