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Last Of The Reasons (Roy Payne)

She's a mighty big river, the Humber, my friend,
When she's wild she's the devil, when she's calm she's a friend;
And when the silvers are running, and I'm there all alone,
She's the last of the reasons I keep going home.

I sit in the darkness, just below the big falls,
And I stare at the heavens and I talk to my God;
I put my hand in her waters, she cleanses my soul,
She's the last of the reasons I keep going home.

I left home a Gypsy and I seen it all,
The good and the bad, the short and the tall;
Money can't buy me, but the big falls I know,
Is the last of the reasons I keep going home.

When I'm somewhere or nowhere I dream of the falls,
Where I fished from her waters with my friend Smokey Ball;
I don't have to tell him - when he sees me he knows,
She's the last of the reasons I keep going home.

When I die toss my ashes on the waters I love,
Where I fished for the silvers and talked to my God;
Let the roar of the big falls speak out in my soul,
She's the last of the reasons I keep going home.

I left home a Gypsy and I seen it all,
The good and the bad, the short and the tall;
Money can't buy me, but the big falls I know,
Is the last of the reasons I keep going home.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
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The Humber River is one of Newfoundland's largest rivers, starting around Hampden, Newfoundland. It is approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) long, rising in the Long Range Mountains; flowing southeast then southwest, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands at Corner Brook. Taylors Brook, Aidies Stream, and Dead Water Brook run into the upper Humber. The river is a popular recreational destination, especially known by sportsmen for its salmon and trout fishing.


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