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In the town of Deadman's Bay,
on one quiet autumn's day,
In the year of nineteen-eighty-two,
In the early morning light,
a fire was in sight,
And soon it carried sad news.

From a family of five, three did survive,
From the fire and flames that raged;
Friends and neighbors tried,
oh, Lord, how they tried,
To save the children from a fiery grave.

Now there on the wall is a photo to recall,
Sweet memories of happier days.

There's a mother and dad feelng so sad,
From the loss of their pride and their joy;
Still remembering the day that fire took away,
The life of their little boy and girl.

There's no one to blame for the fire that claimed,
The life of two children so loved;
Lord, keep the family strong, for life must go on,
Someday they'll meet again in heaven above.

Now there on the wall is a photo to recall,
Sweet memories of happier days.

There on the wall is a photo to recall,
Sweet memories of happier days,
Sweet memories of a little boy and girl.

####.... © Eric Waterman [1935-2016] of Boyd's Cove and Gander, NL. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
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Note: In 1994, Mr and Mrs Goodyear of Deadman's Bay, NL, requested Eric Waterman write a song in memory of their son and daughter who had died in a house fire twelve years earlier. Eric could find neither the words nor a title for a song until visiting Mr and Mrs Goodyear who were hanging photos of their son and daughter on their apartment wall. Eric immediately sat down at their table and was inspired to write this song then and there.

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[B♭] In the town of Deadman's Bay,
on one quiet autumn's day,
In the [E#] year of nineteen-eighty- [B♭] two,
In the early morning light,
a fire was in sight,
And [E#] soon it carried sad [B♭] news.

[B♭] From a family of five, three did survive,
From the [E#] fire and flames that [B♭] raged;
[B♭] Friends and neighbors tried,
oh, Lord, how they tried,
To [E#] save the children from a fiery [B♭] grave.

Now [D#] there on the wall is a photo to re- [B♭] call,
[B♭] Sweet memories of [E#] happier [B♭] days.

~Break~

[B♭] There's a mother and dad feelng so sad,
From the [E#] loss of their pride and their [B♭] joy;
[B♭] Still remembering the day that fire took away,
The [E#] life of their little girl and [B♭] boy.

[B♭] There's no one to blame for the fire that claimed,
The [E#] life of two children so [B♭] loved;
[B♭] Lord, keep the family strong, for life must go on,
Some- [E#] day they'll meet again in heaven [B♭] above.

Now [D#] there on the wall is a photo to re- [B♭] call,
[B♭] Sweet memories of [E#] happier [B♭] days.

~Break~

[D#] There on the wall is a photo to re- [B♭] call,
[B♭] Sweet memories of [E#] happier [B♭] days,
[B♭] Sweet memories of a [E#] little boy and [B♭] girl.


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