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Ballad Of A Sad Café (Chris Hennessy) video
#1218: YouTube video by geed
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

This is a ballad of a sad café,
Where bright lights beckon till the break of day;
The walls are shaky and the eaves are low,
The music is sad and the crowd is slow.

There's no fond memories from the sad café,
There's nothing to say at all,
Just stay away from that lonesome hole in the wall.

One old man he's been through the war,
Keeps all his medals at home in a drawer;
A dusty old cupboard of green and grey,
He wears his ribbons on Remembrance Day.

There's no fond memories from the sad café,
There's nothing to say at all,
Just stay away from that lonesome hole in the wall.

The band plays a song, it makes one girl cry,
I sat beside her to ask her why;
She raised her head, said she could not say,
It made her think of her better day.

There's no fond memories from the sad café,
There's nothing to say at all,
Just stay away from that lonesome hole in the wall.

One boy says he's been through it all,
He sits alone and he stares at the wall;
He whispers low that he's tired of life,
He said he stopped caring when he lost his wife.

There's no fond memories from the sad café,
There's nothing to say at all,
Just stay away from that lonesome hole in the wall.

####.... Chris Hennessy of Torbay, NL ....####
Recorded by Chris Hennessy (Ballad Of A Sad Café, trk#7, 1978, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario, recorded at Audio Atlantic Recording Studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia).

See more songs by Chris Hennessy.

The video below features an early 1980s televised studio performance by Chris Hennessey on Newfoundland Television (NTV).

#1361: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~


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