This is a wonderful song writer and singer Jeannine Frank wrote and sang at Morrie’s 100th birthday.
(It is to the tune of MONA LISA by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston).
Song for Morrie Markoff’s 100th Birthday!
Morrie Markoff, Morrie Markoff you’re a treasure
We’re so honored to be here with you today
Morrie Markoff, Morrie Markoff what a pleasure
At a hundred years it’s clear you’re here to stay!
Do you have a special secret Morrie Markoff?
We’d all love to age as gracefully as you
Many friends and relations have shown up
Some have shrunken – others blown up
Your great grand kids are practically grown up
There’s not a flat-line scan that stops a man like you!
Morrie Markoff is a man of strong opinions
Giving voice to them has always been his way
So he shares them with the L.A. Times’s minions
At a hundred years he’s had a lot to say!
From a friendly note to columnist Steve Lopez
You and Betty soon were making front page news
Many anchors were camped at your doorstep
For the story – of our Morrie
Downtown News, NBC — many more step
All vying for exclusive rights to all your views
Morrie Markoff is a man who likes to tinker
No appliance or TV’s beyond repair
He’s an activist, world traveler and a thinker
So much talent in one person’s hardly fair
From a dead end kid who peddled stolen apples
To a patriarch you simply can’t ignore
Give a cheer for our dear Morrie Markoff
And sending wishes for another hundred more!
(Original lyrics by Jeannine Frank – lovingly ripped off from the tune of MONA LISA by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)