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Bill's 'Last of the summer wine' lyrics

By popular demand, the lyrics to the theme song.

Due to the many letters we have recieved here are the lyrics written by the late Bill Owen for Ronnie Hazelhurst's theme tune.

The song was used as a fitting tribute in the funeral episode of Last of the Summer Wine.

 The Last of the Summer Wine
The last of the summer wine,
The sweet bouquet of memories,
Of you and I, as time goes by,
I still remember these.

The last of the summer wine,
When passing shadows still recur,
Of golden days, so young in love,
And that's the way we were.

We had our dreams,
To change the world,
As people will,
But now we're known as the folk,
Who live on the hill.

The last of the summer wine,
A vintage love, a vintage brew,
And now my love this toast I give,
Thank you for being you. 

Compo Simonite (Smiling) 158
Compo Simonite (Smiling) 158

Bill Owen 1914-99

 

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