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“Ninety-Five”

February 17, 2020

This past Saturday our family gathered for my mother ( a.k.a. Sally/Gobby) 95th birthday. To help celebrate the occasion I decided to write a new lyrics for the song  “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton which I have provided below. In addition, at my request the very talented Maryanne Braine agreed to sing and play guitar at the Saturday dinner as well as develop a video of her doing the song in advance. (See below). Hope you enjoy.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=15nALo2dSbGv9vjcbYkl2xndV-ZmluVVl

Ninety- Five

Lyrics by Bruce Braine; Sung and Performed by Maryanne Braine

[VERSE 1]

D

Born in Waterville a wonderful addition
G

Thirties child but full of ambition

D       A

To Vassar College she did arrive

D

President of her class magna cum laude

G

Always friendly maybe a bit rowdy

D A     D

Hard to believe now my mom is 95


[CHORUS]

G
 Gobby’s Ninety-Five but she keeps right on a givin’
D
Sally’s Ninety-Five she’s wild and keeps on a livin’
G
She Loves Federer and always watching tennis
E A
Dad Added that line to rhyme with this sentence

G
Ninety-Five –gives service and devotion
D
Say it proudly now and with plenty of emotion….
G
She raised three kids right and never was lazy
E A D
Even though Bon and Geoff drove her mostly crazy


[VERSE 2]

D
After the War she’s workin’ in the city
G
Where New York boys found her very pretty
D A
But then she was fired by a man named Jack
D
But Sally and Jack went out on a few dates
G
Next thing you know they’re married and mates
D A D
Movin’ into a brand, new apartment on Twenty-Third Street

 

[CHORUS]

G
 Gobby’s Ninety-Five but she keeps right on a givin’
D
Sally’s Ninety-Five she’s wild and keeps on a livin’
G
She Loves Federer and always watching tennis
E A
Added that line to rhyme with this sentence

G
Ninety-Five –gives service and devotion
D
Say it proudly now and with plenty of emotion….
G
She raised three kids right and never was lazy
E A D
Even though Bon and Geoff drove her mostly crazy

 

 

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