Re: "When You Say I Beg Your Pardon..."

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Posted ByLL on July 26, 2003 at 14:44:46:

In Reply to: Re: "When You Say I Beg Your Pardon..." posted byjerry4opry on July 25, 2003 at 22:31:46:

: : Does anybody know the entire lyrics to this song? Just curious.

(Consolidated and summarized based on the many exchanges that Jack had with a wide range of artists. Comedy bits may not be direct quotes, but you'll get the gist.)

When you say I beg your pardon, then I'll come back to you
When you ask me to forgive you, I'll return
Like the swallows at Sorano
Return to Capistrano...

Wait, Jack, wait...Sorano?

Yes...Sorano is a little town in Italy.

Well, could a swallow possibly fly all the way from Sorano to Capistrano?

(Punch line here varied based on the artist, generally including something pertaining to their specific genre or act.)

Look, it's MY song and if I want them to fly all that way, that's what they'll do. Now just let me sing the song...

Like the swallows at SORANO
Return to Capistrano
For you my heart will ever, ever yearn.
When you say that you are sorry, then I will understand
'Neath the harvest moon we'll pledge our love anew (higher) our love anew!
So my darling, though we've parted
Come back to whence we started,


Yes, WHENCE! It's a poetic form of the word WHERE!

But, Jack...WHENCE?!?!

(This punch line also varied with the artist. For Lawrence Welk, it was "Look, if you can say WUNNAFUL, I can say WHENCE!")

Look, just let me finish the song!

So my darling though we've parted,
Come back to WHENCE we started,
And sweetheart, then I'll come back to yooooooouuuu!


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