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Tim Van Winkle, '67, 1949-2021
A Song For Us
Bob Marley & The Wailers - "No Woman, No Cry". (Translated from the Jamaican patois)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ6VezKMoRY

 

No, please don't cry
No, please don't cry
No, please don't cry
No, please don't cry
Hey, hey, hey, I remember when 
We used to sit on the feed sacks 
By the hitching posts at Ranchtown
Observing the adults
We'd mingle with the good people we meet
Good friends we have, oh, 
Good friends we've lost
Along the way.
In this great future, you can't forget your past
So dry your tears, I say
No, please don't cry
No, please don't cry
Here, Candy? Debby? Lynn? Sydney?
Don't shed no tears
No, please don't cry
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I remember when-a we used to sit
In Jeannie's house in West Fullerton
And girls would have a slumber party, yeah?
A fireplace burnin', poolside tiki torch
Ms. Elliott would help bake cookies, yeah!
Pass them around and share with you!
Well, we do all we can
And everybody hangs in thee
But while I'm gone
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right
Everything's gonna be all right

No, please don't cry

No, please don't cry
I say, oh Terry, Dawn P, sweet Trudy,
Lil Sandy, Kathy, don't shed no tears
No, please don't cry
Please, none of you, please don't cry
We all feel the same, no need of that, 
One more time I've got to say
Oh beautiful sisters, brothers,
Please don't shed no tears
No, please don't cry
No, please don't cry.

 

 

 

 

 

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In addition to swimming at Jimmy Smith’s, we bought gum at MM, got haircuts at the barbershop, seems like there was a fast food style walkup and a liquor store where an adult would buy us Boone’s Farm Loganberry wine. --- a'67 dude says