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Long Ago And Far Away (Harve Bishop) video
#1266: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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On the busy streets of Toronto
I spent my younger days,
Hanging 'round them ol' country bars;
Half the time I couldn't even pay last month's rent,
Just drinkin' beer and playing my guitar.

It never ever crossed my mind
about the years ahead,
I was satisfied to make it through the night;
Many times I couldn't find a place to lay my head,
And I'd wake up on the table in some bar.

That was long ago and far away from here,
As I go back through my memory,
I remember how I started my career;
Even if I had the power,
I wouldn't change a single thing I'd done,
Now every year I go back there
and visit all the places it begun.

My life as a country singer
keeps me many nights away from home,
I drive many thousand miles
across our country all alone;
Like a trucker and his eighteen wheeler,
the highway is my home,
With an arm around my ol' guitar
I feel like a king on his throne.

That was long ago and far away from here,
As I go back through my memory,
I remember how I started my career;
Even if I had the power,
I wouldn't change a single thing I'd done,
Now every year I go back there
and visit all the places it begun.

I can't wait to get back home
to eat some good ol' sorrow one more time.

####.... Harve Bishop (The Singing Bricklayer) from Hatchet Cove, Trinity Bay, NL ....####
Recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL, on Harve Bishop's Independent CD (You Can't Do That, You're Not Allowed, trk#5, 1996).

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