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"The Kelly Song" - On episode No. 165. "The Gift of the Woodi" on the sitcom CHEERS/NBC/1982-93 Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson), a naive Indiana-born farm boy-turned-bartender wrote a love song to his wealthy Boston girlfriend, Kelly Gaines (Jackie Swanson).

Woody Boyd

Woody's gift of a song came right from his heart and was something that money couldn't buy. Although the song is a bit repetitive, and amateurish, Kelly nonetheless loved it. But she still asked for a gift when the song was over - missing the whole point of his inexpensive, but heartfelt gift.


The Kelly Song
Written by Woody Boyd

Woody: Now, I should tell you right up front that I'm not really a professional singer. I'm more of a vocal stylist.

Mr. Gaines: The song, Woody!

Woody: Oh, right. [playing the piano]
Kelly my darling, you are my sunshine;
When we're together I feel fine.
Your smile is so lovely; your hair is so clean;
You make me feel that the whole world is mine.
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly,
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, K-E-L-L-Y ...
Why? Because you're

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly,
(pause) Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly,
Kelly of mine!

(applause)

Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine,
Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine,
... Mine!

Kelly: Woody that was beautiful.

Woody: You really liked it?

Kelly: Oh, I liked it more than anything.

Woody: Thanks.

Kelly: So, where's my gift?


TRIVIA NOTE: The title of the episode "The Gift of the Woodi" is a spoof of the short story "The Gift of the Magi" written by O'Henry about an impoverished young married couple (Jim and Della) who each sold a precious possession to give each other a Christmas gift. Della sold her long, beautiful hair to buy her husband a gold chain for his pocket watch that had been his father's and grandfather's; Jim sold his pocket watch to buy his wife a fancy set of combs for her hair.

Per the story " For there lay The Combs--the set of combs, side and back, that Della had worshipped long in a Broadway window. Beautiful combs, pure tortoise shell, with jeweled rims--just the shade to wear in the beautiful vanished hair."

As for the watch chain "It was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation--as all good things should do. It was even worthy of The Watch."


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