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Ann Mayo Muir: Song Singles

Broken Umbrella

(Ann Mayo Muir)
© 2006 Ann Mayo Muir Music - for lyrics, click on song title.

This really happened with a dear Italian couple that became our friends.

pastel by Melody Allen


Broken Umbrella

I'll always remember the friendship that came 

Thanks to that broken umbrella

And a couple walking alone in the rain

A beautiful girl with her fella


Up behind, on his bicycle gliding came 

Claude, who noticed the girl getting wet

He said, "Take more care of your lovely friend there

Dripping with water she'll surely regret."


It must have seemed odd to be told by a stranger

How to look after the girl he adored

But he moved it over to cover her better.

And it was our home they were heading toward


A cup of tea would be just what they needed,

Inviting them in, they entered the tower.

With a bright fire roaring, soon hot tea was pouring, 

The spell of sweet friendship was gathering power


A second ago they were strangers

You know for a lifetime ahead they'll be friends

If you're fully in it, it takes just a minute

To welcome the gift life sends