#01988
Sit Down, Mr Music Man (Little John Cameron
aka John Barr)

Sit down, Mr Music Man,
tell me where you've been,
The songs you sing are of your home,
and the things you've done and seen;
The way you sing it makes me feel
a thousand miles away,
But don't tell lies, it's in your eyes
the price you've had to pay.

Waiter, bring another drink
and give it to my friend,
It won't be long before he's gone
and on the road again;
Another town, another bar,
maybe next time nearer home,
Once more to make the promise
that he never more would roam.

I'll tell you, Mr Stranger,
though you needn't buy a drink,
Life's not easy on the road,
it's not just what they think;
For three years I've been travellin',
'round the good times and the bad,
But the thing I miss is my baby's kiss
and the son that called me dad.

Another week and I'll be gone,
make my promise once again,
But long before the seasons change
I'm headin for the train;
So many times I've neared the top,
but fate got in the way,
Behind these eyes you'll realize
the price I've had to pay.

Now the jukebox stopped, it's quiet again,
the lights are gettin low,
Faces turn expectantly,
it's time to start the show;
So I'll sing a song for you, my friend,
and thank you for your time,
Maybe someday soon we'll meet again
farther down the line.

Sit down, Mr Music Man,
tell me where you've been,
The songs you sing are of your home,
and the things you've done and seen;
The way you sing it makes me feel
a thousand miles away,
But don't tell lies, it's in your eyes
the price you've had to pay.
But don't tell lies, it's in your eyes
the price you've had to pay.

####.... Little John Cameron aka John Barr ....####

Recorded by Little John Cameron aka John Barr from Blantyre, Scotland and Torbay, NL [1943-2002] (Sit Down, Mr Music Man, trk#1, ©1967, Cynda Records, A Division of Boot Records, Toronto, Ontario, distributed by London Records of Canada, Ltd).

See more songs by Little John Cameron.

Note 8 Apr 2007 - Our sincere appreciation to Jacqueline and Katy Barr, John's wife and daughter, for sharing John's original lyrics with GEST.


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