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Helplessly Watching Our Town Slowly Die
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There's too many heartaches, too much pain,
Forced to resettle, has started again;
People are leaving, their homes torn down,
There's nothing to do, but just lay around.

Our young ones are leaving, they're all gone away,
No work, no future, no reason to stay;
Homely the lonely, and hold is to cry,
Helplessly watching their town slowly die.

We're helplessly watching our town slowly die,
No one to help us, we don't know why;
We're pleading for someone to please hear our cry,
We're helplessly watching our town slowly die.

No one believed we'd ever see,
A town that lived and thrived from the sea;
One day would go, like a ghost on the wind,
Gone and never to return again.

Our people have scattered, far have they roam'd,
Like gypsies they travel, no place to call home;
They'll always remember, with a tear in their eye,
Helplessly watching their town slowly die.

We're helplessly watching our town slowly die,
No one to help us, we don't know why;
We're pleading for someone to please hear our cry,
We're helplessly watching our town slowly die.
We're helplessly watching our town slowly die.

####.... Stan MacDonald from Ramea, NL ....####
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Intro: [G,D,A]

[D] There's too many heartaches, [G] too much [D] pain,
[G] Forced to re- [D] settle has started [A] again;
[D] People are leaving, [G] their homes torn [D] down,
[G] There's nothing [D] to do, but just [A] lay a- [D] round.

[D] Our young ones are leaving, [G] they're all gone [D] away,
[G] No work, no [D] future, no reason to [A] stay;
[D] Homely the lonely, and [G] hold is to [D] cry,
[G] Helplessly [D] watching [A] their town slowly [D] die.

[G] We're helplessly watching our [D] town slowly die,
[A] No one to help us, we don't know [D] why;
[G] We're pleading for someone to [D] please hear our cry,
[A] We're helplessly watching our town slowly [D] die.

Lead: [G,D,A,D]

[D] No one believed [G] we'd ever [D] see,
[G] A town that [D] lived and thrived from the [A] sea,
[D] One day would go, like [G] a ghost on the [D] wind,
[G] Gone and [D] never to re- [A] turn [D] again.

[D] Our people have scattered, [G] far have they [D] roam'd,
[G] Like gypsies they [D] travel, no place to call [A] home;
[D] They'll always remember, [G] with a tear in their [D] eye,
[G] Helplessly [D] watching their [A] town slowly [D] die.

[G] We're helplessly watching our [D] town slowly die,
[A] No one to help us, we don't know [D] why;
[G] We're pleading for someone to [D] please hear our cry,
[A] We're helplessly watching our town slowly [D] die,
[A] We're helplessly watching our town slowly [D] die.


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