#03141
Gander On My Mind (Ellis and Wince Coles) video
#1843: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Eastbound on the highway, my eyes feelin' sore,
From staring at the early mornin' sun;
I saw her on the shoulder, suitcase in her hand,
Looking hardly old enough
to be riding on her thumb.

As she climbed aboard my semi,
she said, thank you for the ride,
Then settled in the silence in the seat;
From the corner of my eye I saw a tiny little tear,
Runnin' like a raindrop, slowly down her cheek.

I said, if there's anything I can do for you,
She said, thank you, sir, but I'll be fine;
You see, this is the first time
that I've been away from home,
Now I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind.

Yes, I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind,
Neatest little town you've ever seen;
But there's just too many heartaches there
I have to leave behind,
So I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind.

She said, sir, can you tell me
why people will believe a lie,
before they ever do the truth?
I never thought that he would be
so easily deceived,
By those who tried to blame me
for the things I didn't do.

Now I'll never walk with him again
down McCurdy Drive,
A place where we spent so much happy time;
Sometimes, sir, I wonder if
his word could be a lie,
As I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind.

I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind,
Neatest little town you've ever seen;
But there's just too many heartaches there
I have to leave behind,
So I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind.
Yes, I'm headin' out for St John's
with Gander on my mind.

####.... Wince Coles of Carmanville, NL ....####
Recorded by Ellis and Wince Coles (Eli's On The Weed, trk#8, 1996 cassette and 1999 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

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