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What Can We Lose?

 (Bob Nolan)

 

Sing along with Bob Nolan in his house

 

Once upon a time, so the storybooks tell,

Mr. Lochinvar and his ladylove fell for love’s forget-me-not.

Oh, darling, tell me, what can we lose?

We two can take a little tip from the lovers of old

And tie the wedding knot. 

Let the wonders be told of how we cared a lot.

So, darling, tell me—what can we lose?

 

There’s Mr. Robin and his dreamy mate nodding.

They seem to say, dear, “Don’t you dare hesitate. It’s late!”

So, dream along with me of a heart made of two,

Perhaps a little tot dressed in pink or in blue.

I’ve got you on the spot.

Now, darling, tell me, what can we lose?

 

For every girl there’s sure to be a boy to say,

“I’ve been waiting just for you.”

But that’s been going on since Father Time was born,

So tell me, what can we lose?

 

Once upon a time, so the storybooks tell,

Mr. Lochinvar and his ladylove fell for love’s forget-me-not.

Oh, darling, tell me, what can we lose?

We two can take a little tip from the lovers of old

And tie the wedding knot. 

Let the wonders be told of how we cared a lot.

So, darling, tell me—what can we lose?

 

There’s Mr. Robin and his dreamy mate nodding.

They seem to say, dear, “Don’t you dare hesitate. It’s late!”

So, dream along with me of a heart made of two,

Perhaps a little tot dressed in pink or in blue.

I’ve got you on the spot.

Now, darling, tell me, what can we lose?

 

Not a thing. Not a blessed thing!

 

 

 

 

 

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For permission to record Bob Nolan's music, contact: The Songwriter’s Guild of America