"THE STARS OF YESTER-YEAR"

OH, BYGONE DAYS OF TV STARS
YOUR MEMORIES ARE SO SWEET,
WHEN I HAD LITTLE CHILDREN
WHO GATHERED 'ROUND MY FEET.
EACH AND EVERY EVENING
WHEN THE DAY'S CHORES WERE DONE,
WE'D SIT AROUND THE TV SET
FOR AN EVENING FILLED WITH FUN.

ZORRO AND LONE RANGER
ASTRIDE THEIR MIGHTY STEEDS --
WHERE WOULD OUR COUNTRY BE TODAY
WITHOUT THEIR DARING DEEDS ?
AND RIN-TIN-TIN, THE WONDER DOG
AND HIS FRIEND, LASSIE, TOO --
IT SURELY WAS A MARVEL
WHAT THOSE TWO DOGS COULD DO.

AND OZZIE AND HIS HARRIET
WERE SUCH A LOVING PAIR,
AS WERE SO MANY OTHERS
FOR WHOM WE CAME TO CARE,
THE LUCY SHOW AND LAWRENCE WELK
HELD OUR HEARTSTRINGS FAST,
WHILE ADVENTURES ON THE WAGON TRAIN
WOULD MAKE A GRANDMA GASP.
AND DISNEYLAND MADE US BELIEVE
THAT GOODNESS COULD NOT FAIL,
WHEN DAVY CROCKET ROAMED THE LAND
IN HIS HAT WITH THE RACCOON TAIL.

WHERE ARE THOSE TELEVISION STARS
WITH WHOM WE LAUGHED AND CRIED ?
THOSE TV STARS OF YESTER-YEAR,
HAVE THEY ALL GONE AND DIED ?
NO...THEY JUST SLIPPED AWAY ON ETHER WAVES
BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR,
WHERE THEY WILL STAY FOREVER YOUNG
AS OUR YOUTHFUL MEMORIES ARE.

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Author: WINNIE CROWLEY
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