#03413
Caledonia (Irish Descendants)

I don't know if you can see,
The changes that have come over me;
In these last few days I've been afraid,
That I might drift away.
So I've been telling old stories, singing songs,
That make me think about where I come from;
That's the reason why I seem,
So far away today.

Oh, but let me tell you that I love you,
That I think about you all the time;
Caledonia you're calling me,
And now I'm going home.
If I should become a stranger,
You know that it would make me more than sad;
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had.

Now I have moved and I've kept on moving,
Proved the points that I needed proving;
Lost the friends that I needed losing,
Found others on the way.
I have kissed the ladies and left them crying,
Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying;
I have traveled hard with coattails flying,
Somewhere in the wind.

Oh, but let me tell you that I love you,
That I think about you all the time;
Caledonia you're calling me,
And now I'm going home.
If I should become a stranger,
You know that it would make me more than sad;
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had.

Now I'm sitting here before the fire,
The empty room, the forest choir;
The flames that could not get any higher,
They've withered now they've gone.
But I'm steady thinking my way is clear,
And I know what I will do tomorrow;
When the hands are shaken and the kisses flow,
Then I will disappear.

Oh, but let me tell you that I love you,
That I think about you all the time;
Caledonia you're calling me,
And now I'm going home.
If I should become a stranger,
You know that it would make me more than sad;
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had.
Caledonia's been everything.....

####.... Douglas Menzies MacLean [b.1954] ©1982 Plant Life Music Ltd ....####
The variant above was recorded by the Irish Descendants (Blooming Bright Star, trk#3, 2001 CD, Sextant Records, Markham, Ontario, distributed in Canada by Koch International, and recorded in 2000 at Great Big Sea Studio, St John's, NL, produced by Derek Harrington).

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From the Free Dictionary by Farlex:
Caledonia - Roman Britain north of the Antonine Wall, which stretched from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde. Today the term is used as a poetic appellation for all of Scotland.



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