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Good Old Ed

This song is by Georg Kreisler and appears on the EP Midnight Cabaret mit Georg Kreisler - Joker II (1958).

As we go through life's difficult troubles
Always carry one for to long
Every trouble you have always doubles
Unless you have a friend
Who is true to the end
And will turn all your pain into song

Though I' ve made a million friendships still I only have one friend
- Good old Ed
Though I' m lousy with dependence its on him that I depend
- Good old Ed
We would have a double date and my girl was always late
So I took his girl while Ed agreed to wait
And I liked his girl much better, so I married her instead
- Good old Ed

When we worked at the same banking house, I never will forget
- Good old Ed
And the dough I made was not enough for horses or roulette
- Good old Ed
Our accounts were out of wag and the bank got on our track
And they came to us and said: "We want it back
And the one who stole it goes to jail", they grimly said
- Good old Ed

But the best thing about Ed was that he never lost his style
- Good old Ed
He came home one day and found me with his wife and gave a smile
- Good old Ed
With a rather bashful grin he said: "Sorry I dropped in
But I didn't know that you were having sin"
And the whole night long he sat out in the living room and read
- Good old Ed

Good old Ed is not among us anymore, it's sad to say
- Good old Ed
And it's quite characteristic how he finally passed away
- Good old Ed
We were hunting having fun and the day was nearly done
When I started having trouble with my gun
"I don't think that gun is loaded, look inside the barrel!", I said
- Good old Ed
I hope you' re happy
- Good old Ed!

Written by:

Georg Kreisler