This is one of various arrangements of “To my wife” – based on “Silver threads among the gold” – music originally by H P Danks
The new words are written by my father to my mother
Darling I am growing older
Side-burns turning silver grey
So rest your head upon my shoulder
Tell me that they’re distingués
Darling I am getting balder.
Freezing on my shiny pate
More and more I’m feeling colder
Where the flies disport and skate
Darling I am getting fatter
with a softly swelling paunch
No denying and no flatter
greater wisdom is less lunch
In your company I always find
beauty friendship and delight.
We feel not old within our mind
we will not gently to the night.