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Harold Songs about getting really old? (159* d) RE: Songs about getting really old? 06 Oct 97

Well, as far as I remember:

For nearly 60 years,Ive been a cockey

I married a fine girl, when I was twenty
My wife died when giving birth, when she was thirty
No flying doctor then, just a gentle old black gent
But Its nearly over now, and now Im easy

She left me with two sons and with a daughter
And a bone dry farm, which soil cries out for water

me daughter married young and went her own way
me sons lie buried near the Burma Railway
But its nearly over now, and now Im easy

Oh, what have I done? Im ready to submit only fragments of a song. I thought, I would have more of that song in my mind. To my excuse: Its some time ago, that Ive heard it. But the fact that I remembered at least a little bit showes, that the song is worth it. Bye the way: The Dubliners sang it on their 25th years celebration album. Theres also a songbook containing the songs of that record.
Sorry for my insufficient memory, Harald ^^^

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