#01770
One Road (Neal O'Leary) tabs, video
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There was one road up
and there was one road down,
There was only one road
that would take you to your town;
A general store and the mill shut down,
There's only one pub in that whole damn town.

Well, Clancy ran the general store,
Stocking shelves and minding the floor;
He also delivered the town's mail,
At night he worked the county jail.

There was one road up
and there was one road down,
There was only one road
that would take you to your town;
A general store and the mill shut down,
There's only one pub in that whole damn town.

Well, Clancy's wife she was built like steel,
Breakin' the crowns to harvest the fields;
The pub she worked, servin' the beer,
Where they held the town's meeting
only once a year.

There was one road up
and there was one road down,
There was only one road
that would take you to your town;
A general store and the mill shut down,
There's only one pub in that whole damn town.

The night would come, and the moon set low,
You'd see the river's bank, lit by the glow;
You could hear the mill's wheel squeak,
covered in dew,
And a flock of banded auks
swimmin' two by two. Whoa!

There was one road up
and there was one road down,
There was only one road
that would take you to your town;
A general store and the mill shut down,
There's only one pub in that whole damn town.

There was one road up
and there was one road down,
There was only one road
that would take you to your town;
A general store and the mill shut down,
There's only one pub in that whole damn town.

There was one road, one road, one road,
one road, there was one road.

####.... Neal O'Leary of Western Bay, NL ....####

Recorded by Neal O'Leary (Up All Night, trk#2, 2001, Great Big Studio, St John's, NL); and (Homebrew 2, trk#6, 2004, Avalon Music, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Neal O'Leary.

From Wikipedia: Auks - birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. They are superficially similar to penguins due to their black-and-white colours, but they can fly.

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Intro: [G] [C] [G] [D] x 2 (mandolin lead)

Refrain:
There was [G] one road up and there was [C] one road down,
There was [G] only one road that would [D] take you to your town;
A [G] general store and the [C] mill shut down,
There's [G] only one pub in that [D] whole damn town.

Well, [G] Clancy ran the [C] general store,
[D] Stocking shelves and [C] minding the [G] floor;
He [G] also delivered the [C] town's mail,
At [D] night he worked the [C] county [G] jail.

Refrain:
There was [G] one road up and there was [C] one road down,
There was [G] only one road that would [D] take you to your town;
A [G] general store and the [C] mill shut down,
There's [G] only one pub in that [D] whole damn town.

Well, [G] Clancy's wife she was [C] built like steel,
[D] Breakin' the crowns to [C] harvest the [G] fields;
The pub she worked, [C] servin' the beer,
Where they [D] held the town's meeting only [C] once a [G] year.

Refrain:
There was [G] one road up and there was [C] one road down,
There was [G] only one road that would [D] take you to your town;
A [G] general store and the [C] mill shut down,
There's [G] only one pub in that [D] whole damn town.

The [G] night would come, and the [C] moon set low,
You'd [D] see the river's bank, lit [C] by the [G] glow;
You could [G] hear the mill's wheel squeak, [C] covered in dew,
And a [D] flock of banded auks swimmin' [C] two by [G] two. Whoa!

Interlude: [G] [C] [G] [D] x 2 (mandolin lead)

Refrain:
There was [G] one road up and there was [C] one road down,
There was [G] only one road that would [D] take you to your town;
A [G] general store and the [C] mill shut down,
There's [G] only one pub in that [D] whole damn town.

Refrain:
There was [G] one road up and there was [C] one road down,
There was [G] only one road that would [D] take you to your town;
A [G] general store and the [C] mill shut down,
There's [G] only one pub in that [D] whole damn town.

There was [G] one road, [C] one road, [G] one road, [C] one road,
There was [G] one road.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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