Friday, August 14, 2015

Hear the Ageless Ed Ames Sing “My Cup Runneth Over” at 40, and Again at 80!


As a young man (30?)

As “Mingo,” on Daniel Boone

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Previously, at WEJB:

“Voices of Innocence and Experience: Hear Ed Ames Sing “Try to Remember” at 36, and Watch Him Sing It Again at 80 (Photoessay and Videos).”

My Cup Runneth Over
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones

Sometimes in the morning,' when shadows are deep,
I lie here beside you, just watching you sleep,
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of,
My cup runneth over with love.

Sometimes in the evening, when you do not see,
I study the small things you do constantly,
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of,
My cup runneth over with love.

In only a moment we both will be old,
We won't even notice the world turning cold,
And so, in these moments with sunlight above,
My cup runneth over with love,
My cup runneth over with love,
With love.

[Reprise the last stanza]

“My Cup Runneth Over” (1967)


Uploaded on Apr 20, 2009 by Tom Smith.

Charted at #8 on Billboard Hot 100 in March 1967 and #1 on Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. From the musical, I Do, I Do. Released as a single in November 1966. Written by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. B-side is “It Seems a Long, Long Time (Theme from “Mandragola”).”


Uploaded on Nov 29, 2008 Mountain Poet.
The extraordinary Ed Ames singing a marvelous old song.


In June 2007, on the eve of his 80th birthday


Anonymous said...

Not too many of these guys left from that era...I remember it well.Same time as Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Beatles,San Francisco music.Some of the best movies and music came out in those 4 years from 1966-1970.

David In TN said...

And Jack Jones.