Are You Lonesome Tonight?

If he was alive today Elvis would be 71 years old; time to be thinking about ‘cashing inGraceland to pay for his ‘care’ in a nursing home. With that surreal thought in mind here’s a little gem sent by one of my regular ‘humorous’ e-mailers:

Are You Lonesome Tonight – The Senior Citizens’ Version

Are you lonesome tonight?
Does your tummy feel tight?
Did you bring your mylanta* and tums?

Does your memory stray,
To that bright sunny day,
When you had all your teeth and your gums?

Is your hairline receding?
Your eyes growing dim?
Hysterectomy for her,
And its prostate for him.

Does your back give you pain?
Do your knees predict rain?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

Is your blood pressure up?
Good cholesterol down?
Are you eating your low fat cuisine?

All that oat bran and fruit,
Metamucil* to boot.
Helps you run like
A well oiled machine.

If it’s football or baseball,
He sure knows the score.
Yes, he knows where it’s at
But forgets what it’s for.

So your gallbladder’s gone,
But your gout lingers on,
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

When you’re hungry, he’s not,
When you’re cold, he is hot,
Then you start that old thermostat war.

When you turn out the light,
He goes left and you go right,
Then you get his great symphonic snore.

He was once so romantic,
So witty and smart;
How did he turn out to be such
A cranky old fart?

So don’t take any bets,
It’s as good as it gets,
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

(With apologies to Lou Handman and Roy Turk)

*mylanta = antacid
metamucil = laxative


One Response to Are You Lonesome Tonight?

  1. Magwitch,
    Ha-ha ! That was great ! No apologies to Elvis needed !
    I’m glad I found your blog ! Will add it to my ‘favorites’ list !

    Please feel free to come visit me at:

    I think you’ll enjoy the stories !

    Be Safe, and have a great weekend !
    Anne Elizabeth

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