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I'm Not The Boy I Used To Be (Dick Nolan) video
#1446: YouTube video by SonOfLabrador
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Dear Mama, I'm comin' home tomorrow,
If you don't mind, would you meet me at the train;
Dear Mama, my wanderin' days are over,
And it's so good to be comin' home again.

Dear Mama, we'll walk the fields together,
Through the valleys we'll walk hand in hand;
For it's so nice to see you and
touch the soil of home so clean,
But Mama, I'm not the boy I used to be.

For I have been away too long,
And I've done everything that's wrong,
But I think I found myself at last;
Now just you wait and see
that a chance is all I need,
'Cause Mama, I'm not the boy I used to be.

[SPOKEN]
'Cause you see, Mama, I've spent time in prison,
For a crime that I'm too ashamed to tell;
So when you meet me at the train tomorrow,
Well, don't be surprised at what you'll see,
'Cause Mama, I'm not the boy I used to be.

For I have been away too long,
And I've done everything that's wrong,
But I think I found myself at last;
Now just you wait and see
that a chance is all I need,
'Cause Mama, I'm not the boy I used to be.
O' no, Mama, I'm not the boy I used to be.

####.... Claude (Curly) Putman, Jr [b.1930] American songwriter from Princeton, Alabama ....####
Popularized by Charlie Pride (Pride Of Country Music, trk#7, 1967, RCA Victor).

Recorded by Dick Nolan (Lukey's Boat, trk#11, 1968, Arc Sound Ltd, recorded at Bay Studios, Toronto, Ontario, and directed by Ben Weatherby); and (Newfoundland Songbook Volume 4, trk#23, 2008, Unidisc Music Inc, Pointe-Claire, Quebec).



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