impressionist
Paul Melba
Sadly Paul died 10th August 2020  RIP My friend
Paul was The Impressionist a man of many voices
A different generation, a class apart, our ceremony now rejoices
We saw him in Cabaret clubs we saw him on TV
Maybe we didn't really see him as the likes of you and me
I was working on the radio and the front door bell sounded
Angie and Paul came to introduce themselves and I was quite astounded
There began a friendship Paul joined me on my show
He was a weekly guest and our friendship had to grow.
He brought his memories of Showbiz- giants from yesteryear
Names of famous people and stories we loved to hear
When I had my famous guests and told them Paul was near
The warmth of their affection for him was very clear
He'd throw in an impression maybe a Michael Caine
Always a James Mason or Prince Charles we liked to hear again.
We travelled the costas with cabaret and when people saw his name
People wanted to meet him which is the price of fame.
Paul and Angie just loved Kate's wedding and one thing we would know
They even gave us their report from a village full of snow
Paul loved to play a round of golf and encouraged me to play again
But the way he drove the buggy nearly drove me insane
Sadly, when Angie died Paul's world began to change
Everything around him began to rearrange
He had to move his home base what could he do
The loss of Angie had major effects known only to a few.
Throughout his trials and tribulations thank God for the mobile phone
Without Wattsapp and Messenger he was almost all alone
Thank God for Liverpool football team especially Jurgen Klopp
Sitting next to Paul on matchday was like being at the kop.
Paul loved to hear from family and held his memories close
His memories were like medicine and he loved his regular dose
We knew this day would come my friend. We know we have to die
Our personal wish for Paul is that he's with Angie in the sky!
If there is life above us and Paul has his mobile phone
His ringtone up in heaven is
You'll Never Walk Alone.

Vince Tracy August 12th 2020