Posted Bywayne balzer in portland oregon on August 04, 2003 at 03:38:48:
In Reply to: Re: "When You Say I Beg Your Pardon..." posted byLL on July 26, 2003 at 14:44:46:
: : : 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.)
Did Jack really write that? If not who did?
: 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, Jack...how 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!