Here are the lyrics to Sheila’s 80th birthday song to the tune of “My favourite things” . This song was sung at her party.
This birthday sing-a-long is a tribute to Sheila which recalls her Irish heritage and Brooklyn youth. She had a tough catholic upbringing but still enjoyed her dancing with ambitions to become a Rockette. Her love of big cars led her to her future husband of 58 years. With her children and grandchildren, her emphasis on life courtesies is renowned but she’s also a canny IT user. Happy 80th birthday!
Sheila’s the name of a special young lady
We can’t believe that you’ve now got to eighty
Your folks took the boat from the Emerald Isle
Grew up in Brooklyn: New York was your style
Good Catholic girl but those nuns with their rulers
Were out of order and lacking in humour
Knew how to dance with your sister so young
Bother the homework, Rockettes here we come
Sheila, your love of big cars was your passion
Dating our Jack, not the only attraction:
His fancy car with its pillows so sweet
Back seat so comfy and ever so neat!
Manners make us all
We all do remember your favourite things
And we still do have a ball
Moved to Orlando to raise your ambitions
Said bye to New York and improved your conditions
Close to your Winnie with your husband Jack
Loved doing Legal and never looked back!
Time for a fam’ly and at home you stayed
Terry and Kelly and your fine son, J
Grandchildren came along: now up to five.
They all add up to your favourite times
Sheila’s become a fine user of IT
Columbo’s no match for her skills on the pc
All she will need is just one little clue
Beware what she finds out when looking up you!
They’ve been great years
With your husband Jack
Now let’s raise our glasses, as eighty years passes
So Happy Birthday to you!