Plenty Of Time

(Kander-Ebb)


Dear Aunt Alice,
Why should I marry him?
My heart's young
I'd keep it free

Oh, Aunt Alice
There's always time enough
Then she smiled
And took my hand
And she said to me

When I was just a young thing
I can recall
I dreamt of seeing Paris in fall
And London in the springtime
Oh, I'd see it all
I'd see it all someday

For I had plenty of time
Plenty of time
Why should I worry?
Yes, I had plenty of time
Plenty of time
What was the hurry?

When I was still a young thing
Oh, love was for fun
Kisses and laughter
Then it was done
Yes, when the game was done
Swiftly, I'd run
Oh, how I'd run away

For I had plenty of time
Plenty of time
Why should I worry?
Yes, I had plenty of time
Plenty of time
What was the hurry?

But a world that's right can soon go wrong
And I guess I've waited far too long
For I've never been to Paris
Or to London in the spring
And that love that I intended to choose
The years just refused to bring

And now it suddenly seems
That I've run out of dreams
I can hold onto
Once, I had plenty of time
Oh, plenty of time
Oh, where has it gone to?

Dear Aunt Alice,
I think I'll marry him
All too soon
It's all too late
Yes, Aunt Alice
There's never time enough
Let me hold my love today
And let tomorrow wait


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