Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"If Ever I Cease To Love"

It is Mardi Gras. "If Ever I Cease To Love" is the theme song of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is a song which does not make sense, but then neither does love, most of the time. Just a few more hours and it will be Lent.
In a house, in a square in a quadrant
In a street, in a lane, in a road.

Turn to the left on the right hand
You see there my true love's abode

I go there a courting, And cooing to my love like a dove;
And swearing on my bended knee, If Ever I Cease To Love,
May sheep-heads grow on apple trees, If Ever I Cease To Love.

If Ever I Cease To Love, If Ever I Cease To Love,
May the moon be turn'd to green cream cheese,
If Ever I Cease To Love


Flambeaux said...

Growing up there I don't think I ever heard this song. I certainly don't have any association of it with Carnival.

May you have a blessed and fruitful Lent.

elena maria vidal said...

I first heard the song when reading a book about New Orleans called Crescent Carnival by Frances Parkinson Keyes. Have a great Lent!