a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

I Hold Your Hand In Mine

Live version (1:56)

Neil: That worked well, we should do another like that later.
Audience: (laughs)
Neil: Anybody heard about Tom Lehrer?
Audience: Yes!
Neil: Fifties American Math professor, y’know, the usual song writing material. And, yes he wrote lot of very funny songs. And this is the only one that I’m really good at.

I hold your hand in mine, dear,
I press it to my lips.
I take a healthy bite
From your dainty fingertips.

My joy would be complete, dear,
If you were only here,
But still I keep your hand
As a precious souvenir.

The night you died I cut it off.
I really don’t know why.
For every time I kiss it
I get bloodstains on my tie.

I’m sorry now I killed you,
For our love was something fine,
And till they come to get me
I will hold your hand in mine.