Heptune presents:

Half-Way to Heaven

    (Robinson, Dubin)

Transcribed from vocals by Cliff Edwards, recorded August 15, 1928,
From The Vintage Recordings of Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike), Take Two Records, TT419CD.

Every night at seven,
If I'm not in heaven,
Then thank my lucky star,
I'm not very far.
I can always wander
To someone up yonder
That's just as sweet as angels are.

Just half-way to heaven
You'll find a cottage small,
Half-way to heaven
Beside a garden wall;
Where butterflies are flirtin'
Out in the sun,
Behind the kitchen curtain
Someone's cookin' while she's lookin'
Out of the window
To hear that old refrain
I whistle as I walk down the lane.
Then she meets me half-way,
Half-way up the pathway,
That's half-way to heaven and you!

[Effin']

Say, just half-way to heaven
You'll find a cottage small,
Just half-way to heaven
Beside a garden wall;
Where butterflies are flirtin'
Out in the sun,
Behind the kitchen curtain
Someone's cookin' while she's lookin'
Out of the window
To hear that old refrain
I whistle every time that I walk down the lane.
Then she meets me half-way,
Half-way up that pathway,
That's half-way to heaven and you!

[Effin']


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Published 3/1/01.

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