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As I Drove In To St John's Town (Steve Rowe)
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©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

As I drove in to St John's town,
One evening in the spring,
I stopped in for a pint of stout,
And, if by chance, to sing.

In the pub I met a pretty girl,
Her name was Mary Anne;
She waltzed around me one, two, three,
And took me by the hand.

She said she was a nursing girl,
She'd enrolled in the fall;
We talked over a pint of stout,
Till I felt no pain at all.

She told me a man did break her heart,
And it's hard to be alone;
I said I'd sing a tune or two,
To wipe away her frown.

So I sang her Old Brown's Daughter,
And likewise Nancy Spain;
We danced until we could not stand,
And then we'd dance again.

And when three hours had come and gone,
She took me to her dorm;
That night I had her company,
And held her tight and warm.

So when I awoke in the morning,
She left for me a note:
"Thanks for your company last night,
Now let your own self out."

Now it's been a year since I've come back,
From St John's by the sea;
I sometimes wonder how she fared,
And does she think of me.

As I drove in to St John's town,
One evening in the spring,
I stopped in for a pint or two,
And, if by chance, to sing.

####.... Steve Rowe of Heart's Content and Gander, NL. ©2008 All rights reserved ....####

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