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MIRABELLE
Copyright © 2008 Karen Hart(ASCAP)

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Mirabelle walked out of Mercy Convalescent
Like she did every day around four
When she couldn't bear to watch him stare another second
At the faded blue tiles on the floor

Before she left she would hold him tight
And move in close to his ear
Just in case God took him that night
This would be the last thing he'd hear

"Don't say goodbye, say farewell
Here's to life and love and laughter
I won't cry, know that I
Will always be your Mirabelle"

She walked so slowly up the stairs
To their home since forty-five
She thought of all the love they'd made right there
Since that time

In his faded blue chair, she sat all night
Remembering so many years before
When his country asked for his sacrifice
And he said as he left for the war

"Don't say goodbye, say farewell
Here's to life and love and laughter
Please don't cry, know that I
Will always be yours, Mirabelle"

Mirabelle walked in to Mercy Convalescent
Like she did every morning as planned
But this time she knew something was different
When she took hold of his hand

His eyes were closed, his face was gray
And she prayed so hard, "Lord
Please don't let it be too late
Let him hear me just once more"

Don't say goodbye, say farewell
Here's to life and love and laughter
I won't cry, know that I
Will always be your Mirabelle
"This is everything you could hope for in a song."
Arthur Hamilton - "Cry Me A River", Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe winning composer, ASCAP Board of Directors

"Beautiful! I'm so proud Mirabelle was written in my class!"
Marty Panzer - Lyricist to Barry Manilow. Over 30 of these songs have become standards of American popular song.

"Great visual imagery, storytelling. Great song! Straight to the heart!"
John Brahaney - Author, "The Craft and Business of Songwriting"

"We have our winner! Touching story. Great music and lyric fit!"
Steve Seskin - Hit songwriter of 7 number one songs, including Grammy- nominated "Grown Men Don't Cry"

"This song captures a moment beautifully."
Bernard Baur - National Association of Record Industry Professionals awarded Top Music Business Journalist

"You have written a lovely and moving expression of humanity. You are a gem."
Ronald M. Kean, D.M.A. - Chair, Performing Arts, Bakersfield College