Songs of self-advocacy and self-determination

Song for Ethel

(D) On Wednesday, November 2nd (G) 2005
(D) The world lost a very special person
The day (G) that Ethel died
(D) She was my wife for over (G) 23 years
(D) We shared a lot of happiness
Some (G) times we shared tears

(D) Oh Ethel, (A) oh Ethel
(em) We (G) will miss (D) you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you

(D) Ethel was a loving and caring woman
I (G) fell in love with her
(D) She made me feel happy the day (G) that I met her
(D) On our first Thanksgiving together
We met (G) each other’s families
(D) From the Bronx to Brooklyn, a good (G) day for Ethel and me

Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you

(D) Ethel and I, her husband, (G)  Harvey Pacht
(D) Had a dream to be parents and raise a (G) child
(D) We decided try an adoption, (G) this was our plan
(D) But there were obstacles for us to over (D) come
(D) People didn’t believe we could, we (G) believed we could
And (D) we did now we have (G) Sam

Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you

(D) Ethel was a true friend and leader (G) to all of us
(D) Advocating for a better life for (G) all
(D) She was proud to be a member of (G) AmeriCorps
(D) If someone was needed to speak,
(G) Ethel always answered the call
(D) She loved her work and all of her (G) friends

Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you

(D) Today we are here to celebrate her (G) life
(D) And honor her (G) achievements.
(D) I, Harvey, her surviving (G) spouse
(D) And our daughter (G) Samantha,
(D) Will our lives to the fullest extent (G) possible.
(D) This is what Ethel would have wanted us to () do.

Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We will miss you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
         We will miss you

Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We’ll never forget you
Oh Ethel, oh Ethel
We’ll never forget you

Note: This song was written by Steve based on a eulogy by Harvey in memory of his wife Ethel.

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