BERNIE’S SONG by Dan Howard • © 2010

A song in honor of our beloved friend Bernie Freedman z’l

BERNIE’S SONG by Dan Howard • © 2010

 

Bernie, we miss you, your strength and your wisdom
You showed us the meaning of faith
Your curious mind and your generous heart
Are some of the memories we’ll save
Over the years, through the good times and bad
You were there to teach us to pray
You were the heartbeat of our holy chevre
We made miracles happen that way.
CHORUS:
Now you’re dancing the Tango
And you’re playing tennis
And you bless us all ‘cross the miles
You’re still asking those questions
And you’re getting the answers
And you think of us all, and you smile

Miriam Chaya, you loved her so dearly
She was your beautiful bride
Through sunshine and dark clouds, you were together
She always was there by your side
In garments of light you now walk the world
With a soul purified and so rare
You wisdom was always accessible
You said we should never despair
CHORUS [above]
EVERYONE SING, TO VERSE MELODY: Li di dee di di
... FINAL CHORUS:
Now you’re dancing the Tango
And you’re still playing tennis
On those heavenly courts in the sky
You’re still asking questions
And getting the answers
Our love for you never will die
No, our love for you never will die.

Spoken: Excuse me, Angel Gavriel, let me tell you something about me,
that you may not know...