A tribute to a lovely lady

Some years ago, we lived in Scotland and Colin ran a very successful piano teaching practice.

One of his long time students contacted us recently with the very sad news that his beloved wife had passed away in October 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer and advanced dementia.

He wrote some beautiful words and asked if we would compose some music and melody to go with his heartfelt lyrics.

We said ‘of course’ and set about the sad and sensitive task of putting his deeply personal words to music.

In January of this year we finally came up with what is hopefully a tasteful and poignant song to honour the memory of Alex’s beautiful wife, Sheila……

The song, at Alex’s request, is called ‘Dementia Love ….. Sheila’



Dementia Love ..... Sheila This song is dedicated to Sheila Milne - Words written by her husband Alex. Music composed and performed by Colin and Paula Mitchell - VoicePiano Music

Your eyes say troubled, that once sparkled.

Your words of anguish were once of joy.

Your tears come from hurt, that started with love.

Your love hasn't gone - it's lost it's way.

Your body so strong now needs another's strength.

Your thoughts once true are now confused.

The life you gave, you now need some back.

Your love hasn't gone - it's lost it's way.

The memories you made are all mine now.

Some I'll share and many are already shared with others you've blessed.

Others are ours my love

And are cherished deep within.

Will be ours for all of time.

I thank you for that gift.

Past times good are still good now.

The love you laid supports us all.

The memories made, never fade or lose their cheer.

Your love hasn't gone - it's still in here.

We thank you now for everything that you gave.

The love to all - the strength each day.

We know that you're in there but hiding now.

To reappear as we once knew.

Your love hasn't gone - it's just lost its way.

The memories you made are all mine now.

Some I'll share and many are already shared with others you've blessed.

Others are ours my love - And are cherished deep within.

Will be ours for all of time.

And I thank you for that gift.

You've lived - you've laughed.

You've loved, you've shared, you've cared.

You've dared, you've cried.

You've sighed but always tried.

You've suffered and overcome.

You've danced and overwhelmed.

The memories you made are all mine now.

Some I'll share and many are already shared with others you've blessed.

Others are ours my love - And are cherished deep within.

Will be ours for all of time.

And I thank you for that gift.