". . . how do you thank someone who has taken you
from crayons to perfume? . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    To Sir With Love
    Soundtrack
    1967
  • The lyrics of this song were by Don Black and the music was by Marc London (thanks Pete). The song comes from the movie of the same name and is one of the few songs related to schooling that speaks of the teacher with fondness and respect. In the United States, Lulu's recording of the song sold a million records and reached #1.

 

TO SIR WITH LOVE
by Don Black & Mark London
sung by Lulu in the movie



Lyrics:

Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone who has taken you
from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high
'To Sir, With Love'

The time has come for closing books
and long last looks must end
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong
and weak from strong
That's a lot to learn, but what can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start
But I would rather you let me give my heart
'To Sir, With Love'

 
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