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#1928: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~

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And you know the sun's settin' fast,
Just like they say nothin' good ever lasts.

Go on now and kiss her goodbye,
Hold on to your lover, your heart's bound to die;
Go on now and say goodbye to our town,
to our town.
Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?
Good-night!

Up the street beside the red neon light,
Is where I met my baby on a hot summer night;
She was the 'tender and I ordered a beer,
Been forty years and I'm still sittin' here.
Don't you know the sun's settin' fast,
Just like they say, nothin' good ever lasts.

Go on now and kiss her goodbye,
Hold on to your lover, your heart's bound to die;
Go on now and say goodbye to our town,
to our town.
Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?
Good-night!

It's here I had my children and I had my first kiss,
Strolled down main street in the cold morning mist;
Over there is where I bought my first car,
Turned over once, but it didn't go far.
I can see the sun settin' fast,
Just like they say, nothin' good ever lasts.

Go on now and kiss her goodbye,
Hold on to your lover, your heart's bound to die;
Go on now and say goodbye to our town,
to our town.
Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?
Good-night!

I buried my mother and I buried my pa,
They sleep up the street, by the pretty brick wall;
I bring them flowers, about every day,
I just gotta cry, when I think what they'd say.
If they could see the sun settin' fast,
Just like they said, nothin' good ever lasts.

Go on now and kiss her goodbye,
Hold on to your lover, your heart's bound to die;
Go on now and say goodbye to our town,
to our town.
Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?
Good-night!

Now I sit on the porch and watch the mosquitos fly,
Can't see too well I got tears in my eyes;
Leavin' tomorrow but I don't want to go,
I love you my town, you'll always live in my soul.
I can see sun settin' fast,
Just like they said nothin' good ever lasts.

Go on I gotta kiss you goodbye,
Hold on to my lover, my heart's bound to die;
Go on now and say goodbye to my town,
to my town,
Can't you see the sun settin' down on my town,
on my town?
Good-night!

Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?
Can't you see the sun settin' down on our town,
on our town?

####.... Iris DeMent (1992) ....####
Iris Dement's original version of this song was played in the closing moments of the last episode of CBS Television's Northern Exposure.

Northern Exposure - American comedy-drama Northern television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It received a total of 57 award nominations during its five-year run and won 27, including the 1992 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, two additional Primetime Emmy Awards, four Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globes. Critic John Leonard called Northern Exposure "the best of the best television in the past 10 years".

This variant was arranged and recorded by Shanneyganock (Scallywags, trk#8, 2002, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's, NL, produced by Shanneyganock and Patrick Moran, recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio and Kenmount Studio by Spencer Crewe).


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The video below features an excellent performance of a variant by Craig Anstey of Gander, NL.

#1046: YouTube video by Canstey84
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~
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Intro: [G] [A] [D]
And you know the [G] sun's settin' fast,
[D] Just like they say nothin' [A] good ever last.

Chorus 1:
[D] Go on now and [G] kiss her goodbye,
Hold [D] on to your lover, your [A] heart's bound to die;
[D] Go on now and [G] say goodbye to [D] our town, to [A] our town,
[D] Can't you see the [G] sun settin' down on [D] our town, on [A] our town?
Good- [D] night!

(accordion solo) [G] [D] [A] [D]
Up the street beside the [G] red neon light,
[D] Is where I met my baby on a [A] hot summer night;
[D] She was the 'tender and I [G] ordered a beer,
[D] Been forty years and I'm [A] still sittin' here.
[D] Don't you know the [G] sun's settin' fast,
[D] Just like they say, nothin' [A] good ever lasts.

Chorus 1:
[D] Go on now and [G] kiss her goodbye,
Hold [D] on to your lover, your [A] heart's bound to die;
[D] Go on now and [G] say goodbye to [D] our town, to [A] our town,
[D] Can't you see the [G] sun settin' down on [D] our town, on [A] our town?
Good- [D] night!

(accordion solo) [G] [D] [A] [D] x2
It's [D] here I had my children, and I [G] had my first kiss,
[D] Strolled down main street in the [A] cold morning mist;
[D] Over there is where I [G] bought my first car,
[D] Turned over once, but it [A] didn't go far.
[D] I can see the [G] sun settin' fast,
[D] Just like they say, nothin' [A] good ever lasts.

Chorus 1:
[D] Go on now and [G] kiss her goodbye,
Hold [D] on to your lover, your [A] heart's bound to die;
[D] Go on now and [G] say goodbye to [D] our town, to [A] our town,
[D] Can't you see the [G] sun settin' down on [D] our town, on [A] our town?
Good- [D] night!

(accordion solo) [G] [D] [A] [D]
(next four lines strum chord once only)
I [D] buried my mother and I [G] buried my pa,
They [D] sleep up the street by the [A] pretty brick wall;
[D] I bring them flowers, a- [G] bout every day,
[D] I just gotta cry, when I [A] think what they'd say.
[D] If they could see the [G] sun settin' fast,
[D] Just like they said, nothin' [A] good ever lasts.

Chorus 1:
[D] Go on now and [G] kiss her goodbye,
Hold [D] on to your lover, your [A] heart's bound to die;
[D] Go on now and [G] say goodbye to [D] our town, to [A] our town,
[D] Can't you see the [G] sun settin' down on [D] our town, on [A] our town?
Good- [D] night!

(banjo solo) [G] [D] [A] [D]
Now I [D] sit on the porch and watch the [G] mosquitos fly,
[D] Can't see too well I got [A] tears in my eyes;
[D] Leavin' tomorrow but I [G] don't want to go,
I [D] love you my town, you'll always [A] live in my soul.
[D] But I can see [G] sun settin' fast,
[D] Just like they said nothin' [A] good ever lasts.

Chorus 2: [D] Go on I gotta [G] kiss you goodbye,
Hold [D] on to my lover, my [A] heart's bound to die;
[D] Go on now and [G] say goodbye to [D] my town, to [A] my town.
[D] Can't you see [G] the sun settin' down on [D] my town, on [A] my town?
Good- [D] night!
(accordion solo) [G] [D] [A] [D]
[D] Can't you see the [G] sun settin' down on [D] our town, on [A] our town?
(repeat and fade out)

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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