The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn

6 years ago
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Do you remember the song that was playing during an important event in your life? What was the event and the song? Do you and your significant other have a song that you call "yours"?


Nat King Cole was singing on the jukebox when my dad asked Mom to marry him.

The song was "Nature Boy." They were married for 63 years until Dad passed away on Saturday.

I looked up the lyrics and found that many covered the song: Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Celine Dion, and more.

Here are the lyrics to "Nature Boy," by the eccentric composer eden ahbez.


There was a boy

A very strange enchanted boy. 

They say he wondered very far, very far

Over land and sea

A little shy and sad of eye

But very wise was he.

And then one day,

One magic day he passed my way.

And while we spoke of many things,

Fools and kings,

This he said to me,

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn

Is just to love and be loved in return.”