we lost the King of the whole wide world
and many tearful boys and girls
just sad and cried all night;
we were shocked and full of disbelief
and we were filled with pain and grief,
we thought it wasn’t right.
we knew we had to carry on for him,
keep his star from growing dim
in this world’s memory;
how we worked to keep his name alive
so that his music would survive
for all eternity.
© 1979 Fay Herridge