Grant S, one of my best friends, heard Mel sing his song as we spoke with him by telephone from Hong Kong, China. Grant asked me if I would ask Mel if it was OK for me to write down the words to his song and to post them here on this website.
Mel most graciously said that it would be just fine with him.
A quick, and at my age of 80, a somewhat humorous aside. Mel is now age 91. Last June and July 2016 my wife and I spent a considerable amount of time with Mel and his wife. During this time Mel and I worked on this project.
Not wanting to cause Mel any unnecessary fatigue, I did not press him to finish our project in anything like a quick manner. So he would ' sing his song ' one time and I would furiously write down all that I could. Then we two would let our project rest for the balance of the day. So I began with part of the first stanza, and helter-skelter parts of others as best I could scribble them down.
Here is what is humorous and what ' goes with ' being age 91.
First, with Mel singing his song just one time during a session, it took a few days for us to get our first rough draft completed. As Mel would ' sing away ' I would furiously write down the words. After a few days I had our first rough draft completed.
Then in our ensuing sessions, here is where the ' age-factor ' enters this story, I discovered that the words were just a tad different each time. Well ' long-story-short ' the two of us finally completed our project.
Mel B's Song.
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From Mel ' B ' with permission. Sobriety date 15 April 1950.