#01324
Living The Old Days With The New
(Eric Waterman) tabs, video
#1550: YouTube video by efford33 ©2010
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He sits there by the window
and stares across the bay,
His thoughts go drifting back
in time to a brighter day;
Still hanging onto time that's gone
'cause sunny days are few,
He's living all the old days with the new.

He still recalls the first time
he went fishing with his dad,
His mother begged him not to go
for he was just a lad;
She said, "There'll surely come a time
you'll wish you stayed in school."
Now it's hard to trade the old days for the new.

Now he looks into the future
but all that he can see,
Is faded dreams and memories
of times that used to be;
He's looking for contentment
where happy days are few,
It's hard to live the old days with the new.

He still feels strong to carry on
with nothing left to do,
Just try to live the old days with the new.

He's always been a workin' man
with not much in return,
But he always kept his family fed
on little that he earned;
Now money can't buy happiness
where working days are few,
He's living all the old days with the new.

Now he's reading all the writing that's
written on the wall,
It's written for tomorrow,
it makes no sense at all;
So he drifts on back to yesterday
to times that he once knew,
He's living all the old days with the new.

He still feels strong to carry on
with nothing left to do,
Just try to live the old days with the new.

He still recalls warm summer nights
when he courted Mary Ann,
And the day he placed a golden
wedding band on her hand;
Now she still stands beside him
when days are turned on blue,
And he thanks the Lord
for a woman's love so true.

He still feels strong to carry on
with not much left to do,
They're trying to live the old days with the new,
They're living all the old days with the new.

####.... Eric Waterman of Boyd's Cove, Notre Dame Bay and Gander, NL. © Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
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[B♭] He sits there by the window and [D#] stares across the [B♭] bay,
His thoughts go drifting [Gm] back in time [D#] to a brighter [E#] day;
Still [B♭] hanging onto [Gm] time that's gone 'cause [D#] sunny days are [B♭] few,
He's living all the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

[B♭] He still recalls the first time he went [D#] fishing with his [B♭] dad,
His mother begged him not to [Gm] go for [D#] he was just a [E#] lad;
She [B♭] said, "There'll surely come a [Gm] time you'll [D#] wish you stayed in [B♭] school."
Now it's hard to trade the [E#] old days for the [B♭] new.

[B♭] Now he looks into the future [D#] but all that he [B♭] can see,
Is faded dreams and [Gm] memories of [D#] times that used to [E#] be;
He's looking for contentment where happy days are few,
It's hard to live the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

He [Gm] still feels strong to carry [D#] on with [B] nothing left to [D#] do,
Just [B♭] try to live the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

~Break~

[B♭] He's always been a workin' man with [D#] not much in [B♭] return,
[B♭] But he always kept his [Gm] family fed on [D#] little that he [E#] earned;
Now [B♭] money can't buy [Gm] happiness where [D#] working days are [B♭] few,
He's [B♭] living all the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

[B♭] Now he's reading all the writing that's [D#] written on the [B♭] wall,
[B♭] It's written for [GM] tomorrow, it [D#] makes no sense at [E#] all;
So he [B♭] drifts on back to [Gm] yesterday to [D#] times that he once [B♭] knew,
He's [B♭] living all the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

He [Gm] still feels strong to carry [D#] on with [B] nothing left to [D#] do,
Just [B♭] try to live the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.

~Break~

[B♭] He still recalls warm summer nights when he [D#] courted Mary [B♭] Ann,
[B♭] And the day he placed a [Gm] golden wedding [D#] band on her [E#] hand;
Now [B♭] she still stands [Gm] beside him when [D#] days are turned on [B♭] blue,
[B♭] And he thanks the Lord for a [E#] woman's love so [B♭] true.

He [Gm] still feels strong to carry [D#] on with not much left to [D#] do,
They're [B♭] trying to live the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new,
They're [B♭] living all the [E#] old days with the [B♭] new.


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