Shirley Horn (1934-2005)

Shirley Horn ist tot. Sie starb am 20. Oktober 2005 im Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, USA, an den Folgen ihres schweren Diabetes-Leidens. Trotz ihrer schweren Krankheit nahm sie bis zuletzt Songs auf und tourte mit ihrem hervorragenden Jazz-Ensemble um die ganze Welt. Herausragend ihr spätes Meisterwerk “Here’s to life” aus dem Jahre 1992.

Here’s To Life
No complaints and no regrets.
I still believe in chasing dreams and placing bets.
But I have learned that all you give is all you get so you give it all you got.
I had my share. I drank my fill, and even though I’m satisfied I’m hungry still
to see what’s down another road, beyond a hill and do it all again.
So here’s to life and all the joy it brings.
Here’s to life the dreamers and their dreams.
Funny how the time just flies.
How love can turn from warm hellos to sad goodbyes
and leave you with the memories you’ve memorized to keep your winters warm.
There’s no yes in yesterday.
And who knows what tomorrow brings or takes away.
As long as I’m still in the game I want to play
for laughs, for life, for love.
So here’s to life and all the joy it brings.
Here’s to life.
The dreamers and their dreams.
May all your storms be weathered.
And all that’s good get better.
Here’s to life.
Here’s to love.
And here’s to you.


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