The Language Doctor quotes William Shakespeare and Johnny Mercer

¨Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used, exclaim no more against it." Shakespeare,

The dark seductive Moor welcomed the elixir with the magical power to lessen affliction or ease the pain of living and solemnly stood for it against all criticism.

Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics of "Days of Wine and Roses" to embrace the melody created by Henry Mancini, who also played it with his orchestra. A romantic song that makes us think whether the wine was an oak-aged Chardonnay with matching tea roses or a smooth, crisp Bordeaux to suit a bunch of velvety dark red rosebuds.

Songwriters: Henry Mancini-Johnny Mercer

The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play
Through the meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked "nevermore" that wasn´t there before.

The lonely night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories
Of the golden smile that introduced me to
The days of wine and roses and you

The days of wine and roses.

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