Papa Joe 
The Champagne Man
The Champagne Man (c)1998 by Joe Kretschmer

When I was a boy I still can recall,
Cars were big, and TVs were small.
And my mother's favorite program of all,
Was the "wunnerful" Champagne Man.

Her life never had much room for romance.
She'd never been to England or France.
But my mother always wanted to dance
With the "wunnerful" Champagne Man.

And it's a-one, and a-two, and a-three,
Oh, please won't you dance with me.
And a-two, and a-three, and a-four,Oh, whirl me around the floor.
Dancin' in the arms of the "wunnerful" Champagne Man.

The look on her face I'll never forget,
And she sighed as she gazed at the TV set.
'Cause the ladies in the audience would always get
To dance with the Champagne Man.

So my mother would drag me into the hall,
I didn't want to do it at all.
And she'd whirl me around until I would fall,
'Cause I was her Champagne Man. [Chorus]

Many years passed and my roads did wind,
I left my home and my mother behind.
Then she got an illness that stole her mind
And the world of the Champagne Man.

Sometimes life just isn't fair.
When I'd talk to her, she'd just sit and stare.
But I like to think that inside her somewhere,
She was dancing with the Champagne Man. [Chorus]
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Producer Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Publisher Credits: Papa Joe Music
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer, Bonnie Kretschmer
Short Song Description:
A tribute to the singer's mother, who was a great Lawrence Welk (the 'champagne man') fan.
Long Song Description:
The singer tells how, when he was young, his mother used to idolize Lawrence Welk, and dream of going on the show and dancing with him. But her dream is never fulfilled, as she contracts Alzhaimer's disease and eventurally dies. Near the end, the singer
Story Behind the Song:
This song is basically a true story. My mother was a huge Lawrence Welk fan, and did want to go to California and get tickets for his show, and have a chance to dance with him, since at the end of each show he would go into the audience and dance with th
Song Length: 3:33
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Duet Male/Female
Subject Matter 1: Gourmet Food
Subject Matter 2: Teachers
Mood 1: Endearing
Mood 2: Poignant
Language: English