#01870
He's A Part Of Me (Buddy Wasisname)

His face was weather beaten
with scars and lines of strain,
Yet he smiled without a reason,
didn't seem to feel the pain;
One tough old soul who took the punches
no matter how they came,
Just lived his life as best as he could
without directing the blame.

Wore sawdust-covered overalls
and an old engineer's cap,
Left wood chips and sticky mir
wherever he sat;
Sang Old Polina, Amazing Grace,
and Home On The Range,
Showed thankfulness for all he had,
never talked about the pain.

But he's gone now and left behind
a trail that's hard to follow,
He learned the lessons, took the pills
that we'd find hard to swallow;
But his memory will guide me
as I sail the stormy seas,
No, I won't forget my old granddad
'cause he's a part of me.

Carved whistle pipes and sailin' boats,
tied funny knots in rope,
When you felt your world was upside down
he'd wink and give you hope;
He was preacher, teacher, lawyer,
doctor, depending on the call,
He'd show you how to get back up
every time you'd trip and fall.

He always said that a good shape axe
was next to a loving wife,
He'd close one eye to check for plumb,
kept a good sharp pocket knife;
You could graduate with a high degree
but there was one thing for sure,
You were worth dick all in granddad's eye
if you couldn't hand a door.

Owned a general store for thirty years,
sold baloney by the ton,
For pennies, dimes and nickels
kept the town in bubble gum;
Never dreamed of riches, glory, fame,
kept doing what was right,
Passed peacefully from a hard old world
one warm September night.

And he's gone now and left behind
a trail that's hard to follow,
He learned the lessons, took the pills
that we'd find hard to swallow;
But his memory will guide me
as I sail the stormy seas,
No, I won't forget my old granddad
'cause he's a part of me.
No, I won't forget my old granddad
'cause he's a part of me.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Salt Beef Junkie, trk#10, 1995, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, trk#7, 2001, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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NOTE: To hand a door is to determine the direction of opening and show which way the bevelled latch must slope in order to operate. Door hardware which is handed (latch, lock, etc.) is for use only on doors of the designated hand. Hand indicates the direction of swing or movement, and the locking or security side of a door.


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