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I wrote this song for our 54th St Valentine's Day since we met December 1962.
Rod and I met 1st December 1962 and therefore have enjoyed 54 St Valentine's Days. We married in 1967 after an enforced, by my father, courtship of five years. He had said to my then 18 year old boyfriend, 'What are your intentions towards my daughter'? This was on our 3rd date. Rod had replied, 'I didn't know that I had any'! He and my dear father got on very well after that. Later in our going out after Rod had formally asked my father 'for my hand in marriage after 4 years, he gave his permission for us to get engaged with the proviso that we didn't marry for at least another year. His reasoning was, 'if you can stand my daughter for five years, you should last a lifetime". Whether his reasoning was the right way to act, he has proved to be correct. My Dad had of course been born in 1899 and had very strict rules for behaviour but I still miss him terribly. He died in 1969.


For fifty-four years I’ve given you my Valentines
We’ve mapped out the pathways
We’ve drawn the boundary lines
Looking back now I think I can see
Perhaps our love was simply meant to be.

We didn’t know at the beginning
If we’d make or break each other’s heart
In the game of life would we be winning
Would time bring us closer or would we drift apart?

We’re not exactly a perfect match
Look at me now not really a catch
Look at the two of us, you and me,
Perhaps our love was simply meant to be.

For fifty-four years I’ve given you my Valentines
We’ve mapped out the route to take
But there’s been no guiding lines
Looking back down the years I can see
Perhaps our love is simply meant to be.

We didn’t know at the beginning
If we’d make or break each other’s heart
In the game of life would we be winning
Would time bring us closer or would we drift apart?


No, we didn’t know at the beginning
If we’d make or break each other’s heart
That in this great game of life we’d be winning?
That we’d end up more in love than at the start.

Looking back down the years I can see
Perhaps our love is simply meant to be.

You can hear this song sung beautifully by Corinne Lily who adapted my lyrics slightly to fit the melody,
at http://fandalism.com/annticipation/efwf
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