~ Johnny Carson ~
Nearly five thousand times
He came out upon that stage
And in entertainmentís history
He wrote a very unique page.
He also "made" many a star
And launched some great careers
And everyone who was someone
Was his guest throughout those years.
Some twenty thousand people
Sat across him in the "chair"
He made them all feel welcome
And he really seemed to care.
He had his own brand of humor
Making funny, what was not
An honest, too good Entertainer
And what you saw is what you got.
Millions of us stayed up late
To see what he had up his sleeve
And now, that show is "really" over
And we are all left here to grieve.
And those who didnít "know" him
Before he left that stage in
Will never know how much they missed
Now that his time on Earth is through.
But there will be a "Tonight Show"
Forever, somewhere up on high
As Johnny welcomes all those Stars
Who have passed this World by.
Del "Abe" Jones
January 23, 2005
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