A Jar Full of Pennies… a song

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A JAR FULL OF PENNIES

When I was six years old,

My daddy gave me a jar full of pennies.

He said to keep that jar,

And fill couple more.

And when the time is right,

And the jars are full,

I’ll know just what to do…

A jar full of pennies,

And lots of memories of you.

 

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

A jar full of pennies,

What’s a six-year-old to do?

A brand-new bike or teddy bear,

My dreams may all come true…

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

 

The years they just flew by so fast,

But life keeps moving on.

And on the day, you breathed your last,

A part of me was gone.

I can’t forget the sparkle,

When it faded from your eyes…

I wonder how I’ll carry on,

Now that I’ve said – goodbye!

 

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

A jar full of pennies,

What’s a six-year-old to do?

A brand-new bike or teddy bear,

My dreams may all come true…

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

 

The day was bright and beautiful,

While tears spilled from my eyes.

And once again, here at the end,

Another last goodbye…

Bending down upon the ground,

And reaching out my hand.

Here’s a jar full of pennies, Dad,

Use them when you can…

 

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

A jar full of pennies,

What’s a six-year-old to do?

A brand-new bike or teddy bear,

My dreams may all come true…

Just a jar full of pennies,

And memories of you.

Just a jar full of pennies…

And sweet memories of you…

 

Author: What Words May Come

Hopeless romantic; joker; father and grandfather; husband; sportsman; part-time writer;

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