"GRITSY"

5/16/92 - 11/20/98

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'GRITSY'  MY GIRL

                                           
I MUST PUT YOU DOWN TO SLEEP
I PRAY THE LORD THY SOUL TO KEEP
IN THAT WONDERFUL PLACE
ACROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

YOUR WARM FRIENDLY TOUCH
UPON MY KNEE, AND HEART
I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH
WHY DID WE HAVE TO PART

DAYS ARE SO LONELY WITHOUT YOU
AND I DO WANT SO MUCH
TO HOLD YOU CLOSE ONCE AGAIN
TO FEEL YOUR WARM LOVING TOUCH

TO LET YOU KNOW I AM YOUR FRIEND
NOT FOR JUST NOW BUT UNTIL THE END

AT LEAST I KNOW YOURE IN
A HAPPIER PLACE AFAR
THO THE SUNRAYS MAY BRIGHTLY SHINE
I CAN SEE THROUGH THEM TO YOUR STAR

WE SHARED SO MUCH TOGETHER
YOU WERE THERE FOR ME
WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST

I SEE YOU IN MY MEMORIES EACH DAY
AND IN MY DREAMS EACH NIGHT
AS TIME PASSES THE PAIN DOES DIMINISH
BUT EVER, EVER SO SLIGHT

THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE YOU
YOU WERE MY FRIEND EVER SO GLAD
I LOVED YOU LIKE NO OTHER FRIEND
THAT I HAVE EVER HAD

FROM HIGH UPON THE RIDGE
ABOVE THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
KEEP EVER VIGIL THAT YOU MAY SEE
AS I CROSS THE BRIDGE TO JOIN THEE

WATCH FOR ME, WAIT FOR ME
I'LL BE JOINING YOU SOMEDAY
KEEP THE BALL HANDY
SO THAT WE CAN PLAY

Jim Skipper