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Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

by

Mark Tiedeman of Quilter's Paradise


I'm sure that most, if not all, quilters have experienced moments when they see a fabric that just leaves them speechless. They stop dead in their tracks staring at it, drinking it all in and oblivious to everything around, feeling that delicious tingling sensation that crawls up the spine and embraces them. Whether they know what they're going to do with the fabric is immaterial ... they just know that this fabric is "the one" ... and they must have it.

Having witnessed these moments of sublime ecstasy on numerous occasions, it occurred to me one day that what better song to capture and describe these moments than the 1967 immortal hit "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" sung by Frankie Valli. (Interestingly, only a few words needed to be modified ...)



  You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
You'd be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last I'm now revived
And I thank God you've arrived
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you


Pardon the way that I stare
There's nothing else to compare
The sight of you leaves me weak
I dream of you when I sleep
And since I feel like I feel
Please let me know that it's real
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off you


I love my fabric
And if it's quite all right
I'll make a snug quilt
To warm a lonely night
I love my fabric
Trust in me when I say
Oh, pretty fabric
Don't be all gone, I pray
Oh, pretty fabric, now that I found you, stay
And let me sew you, sweetly
Let me sew you


You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
You'd be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last I'm now revived
And I thank God you've arrived
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you


I love my fabric
And if it's quite all right
I'll make a snug quilt
To warm a lonely night
I love my fabric
Trust in me when I say
Oh, pretty fabric
Don't be all gone, I pray
Oh, pretty fabric, now that I found you, stay ...
 

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