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Beth And Hedy


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 30th of November, 2012,
to part of Jim Johnsone's music for the waltz, '
Roses In Bloom'.

Beth's eyes were brown and dreamy, many a hopeful they charmed,
But that lass was wary of all who sought her hand;
She was a rich man's daughter, banker and merchant was he,
Whose hopes for dear Beth were set on marriage within royalty.

Beth's thoughts on such ambitions never once troubled his mind;
Nor was she aware of his plans of such a kind;
Though she enjoyed the favours, menfolk around her bestowed,
Her eyes ne'er spotted a suitor she might wish as her betrothed.

Beth's mind was far from dreamy under her outward display;
Which was only practice for her career one day;
She aimed to be an actress who'd star upon stage and screen,
Not for dull roles as a housewife, but a more thespian scene.

Her Dad was disappointed, but went along soon with her,
For he could imagine her decked in pearls and fur;
So Beth went off to stage-school where she stood out from the rest,
Not just from acting and good-looks, but intellectual zest.

She took the name of Hedy from the Lamarr star of yore
Whose screen-fame and life-style stands out in cine-lore;
But Beth upstaged her mentor - if not her creative store -
Being the darling of film-buffs, and of eight husbands or more!


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