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I'd Like To Rent A Child (Bernie Sheaves) video
#2259: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

A lady of sixty years called in to Open Line,
And a voice on the other end said,
M'am, what's on your mind?
Has something upset you,
brought your temper to a boil?
The lady gently answered,
I would like to rent a child.

My children have left me, all grown up and gone,
No work could they find, they had to move along;
Like a piece of machinery you rent for a while,
That is why I'm calling, I'd like to rent a child.

I'd like to rent a child, I'll pay the highest price,
Without my grandchildren our home is cold as ice;
I'll pay with lots of love and plenty of smiles,
Tonight I am so lonely, I'd like to rent a child.

No visits from the grandkids, they live so far away,
They hardly even know you when you call to say:
Nanny sends her love; it's enough to drive you wild,
That is why I'm calling, I'd like to rent a child.

It's the same the island over,
it's everywhere you go,
The young ones are leaving,
taking what you love so;
No goodnight kisses or early morning smiles,
Now you know the reason, I'd like to rent a child.

I'd like to rent a child, I'll pay highest price,
Without my grandchildren our home is cold as ice;
I'll pay with lots of love and plenty of smiles,
Tonight I am so lonely, I would like to rent a child.
That is why I'm calling, I would like to rent a child.

####.... Bernie Sheaves of Port aux Basques, NL ....####
The video above features a recording by Bernie Sheaves (Haul Her Down In Drive, trk#2, 2004 CD, Independent, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL - To purchase an album, contact Bernie-Marina Sheaves on facebook).

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