9th May 1964


 

On the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

before God, family and friends we married appearing quite mature

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore

 

Marching girls at the chapel door forming a guard of honour

in white and gold a courtesy a token forever to treasure

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

 

Smiling until our jaws ached with bouquets a floral splendour

to a session with the photographer immortalising the rapture

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore

 

Our wedding breakfast was full of fun without any hint of rancour

the band played rock and roll the preferred  music of our culture

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

 

A honeymoon in Queensland you granted to me as a favour

our wedded life was starting out to be a fantastic adventure

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore

 

Evolved to a family of eight I reiterate with fervour

beginning fifty years ago with blessing you can’t measure

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore

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