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Oh, it's a long, long while
From May to December
But the days grow short,
When you reach September.
When the autumn weather
Turn leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game.
Oh the days dwindle down
To a precious few . . .
September, November . . .
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you.
These precious days
I'll spend with you.
Oh the days dwindle down
To a precious few . . .
September, November . . .
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you.
These precious days
I'll spend with you.
These precious days
I'll spend with you.



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    UnregisteredNov 24, 2011 at 1:29 am
    My wonderful wife and I not only understood the meaning in the lyrics we lived them. My wife died in 2009, we had been married for 58 years, 58 happy years. We were both 23 yoa when we first met and I proposed 3 weeks later. Grace contracted alzeimers disease and her last words to me were" i love you and always have". She died peacefully a couple of hours later. Our december had arrived.
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    This was the song my father picked to play at my mom's funeral, they were high school sweethearts and had been married for 49 years. We lost my mom 8 years ago. My youngest son has since become a worship director at his church and once my dad heard him sing (we live 400 miles away from each other) he hasas asked him to sing this as we roll him out of the church as his will have finally reached his december and will be reuniting with my mom for eternity. This is so not about age difference but the full journey of ones life and the love they share with that one true love.
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    UnregisteredSep 14, 2011 at 3:35 am
    I completely disagree with the "May/December romance" theory that was pisted bt an unregistered user on 10 September 2011. The reference made in this song - "a long, long while from May to December" speaks of the time from youth to one's "golden years." When you get towards to "autumn" of your lifespan, the "days grow short." It's a love song that speaks to realizing that we all have a finite number of precious days, and the singer meabs to spend their precious days with the one they love.

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