#02930
Take Me To The Country (Harry Martin) video
#2326: YouTube video by gdgest
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Somewhere beyond those distant hills
is where I long to be,
The rivers and the lonely lakes
are calling out to me,
Saying, come back home, old man,
back home where you belong,
'Cause time for you is running out,
you've been gone too long.

So take me to the country
just the way it used to be,
To once more ride her rivers
and sleep beneath the trees,
Stand and watch that morning sun
spread out across the land,
And if I only live one day,
I'll die a happy man.

When I was such a younger man
I led a trapper's life,
The country was my living,
the country was my life;
Country was my comfort,
my companion and my home,
All the years I've travelled there
I've never felt alone.

So take me to the country
just the way it used to be,
To once more ride her rivers
and sleep beneath the trees,
Stand and watch that morning sun
spread out across the land,
And if I only live one day,
I'll die a happy man.

Know my days are numbered,
but I have few regrets,
It's too late to be dreamin',
but it's not too late to wish;
If I could only have my way,
do what's on my mind,
I'd trade away tomorrow
for a ticket back in time.

So take me to the country
just the way it used to be,
To once more ride her rivers
and sleep beneath the trees,
Stand and watch that morning sun
spread out across the land,
And if I only live one day,
I'll die a happy man.
Yes, if I only live one day,
I'll die a happy man.

####.... Harry Martin, a Wildlife Conservation Officer from Cartwright, Labrador ....####
Recorded by Harry Martin on a compilation album: (Our Labrador, trk#4, 1993 CD, Butter & Snow Productions, produced by Glen Tilley/Shirley Montague, recorded at Studio F, CBC Radio, St John's, NL, and engineered by Terry Winsor); and (Broken Wings, trk#5, 2000 CD, Eagle Studios, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, produced and engineered by Bob Moore).

Liner Notes: Harry Martin wrote this song for his old friend, Henry Nelson Mesher, a distant cousin of Eldred Mesher. A trapper all his life, Henry Mesher indicated a strong desire to return to his trapping grounds once more before he died.



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