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Long, Long Before Your Time (Masterless Men) video
#1160: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
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You ask me why I look so sad on this bright summer day,
Why the tears are in my eyes, I seem so far away;
Well, sit yourself beside me, love, and put your hand in mine,
I'll tell you of someone I loved long, long before your time.

I'm sitting here and thinking of those days so long ago,
When I was just a child like you and a girl I used to know;
Through fields of green we laughed and played and sang our merry rhymes,
Oh, summer days were warmer then, long, long before your time.

Through childhood years our love did bloom till our hearts were just as one,
We promised each eternal love in the church below the town;
We settled in this little house, I was proud to call her mine,
Oh, we were young and happy then, long, long before your time.

One lovely year was all we had until the sickness came,
And stole the roses from her cheeks, my tears they fell like rain;
For nine long months, she carried you but in the end she died,
She chose to go so you might live, long, long before your time.

So, you ask me why I look so sad on this bright summer day,
Why the tears are in my eyes, and I seem so far away;
It's just you seem a lot like her when your eyes look into mine,
And you smile so much like she did, long, long before your time.
Yes, you smile so much like she did, long, long before your time.

####.... Johnny McEvoy ....####
The above lyrics and video are from a variant arranged and recorded by The Masterless Men (Back On Track / The Masterless Men, trk#7, 2000, Produced by the Masterless Men and Spencer Crewe, Mount Pearl, NL, Landwash Distribution Ltd).

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The video below features a variant recorded as Long Before Your Time by Bobby Evans (Irish Newfoundland Favorites, Volume 1, trk#6, 1996 CD, produced and arranged by Lee Vaughn and recorded at Jingle Dog Productions, a division of Top Sound Recording Ltd, St John's, NL).

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#1874: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2011
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The video below features a live performance by Johnny McEvoy (Long, Long Before Your Time, 1976; Johnny McEvoy In Concert, 1982).

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#126: YouTube video by coguish ©2007
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[G] You ask me why I look so [C] sad on this [D] bright summer [G] day,
[G] Or why the tears are in my [C] eyes, and I [D] seem so far [G] away;
[G] Well, sit yourself beside me love, [C] and put your [D] hand in [G] mine,
[G] And I'll tell you of someone I loved [C] long, long [D] before your [G] time.

~ Chords contributed by Greg Harris ~


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