Mudcat Café message #1289148 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67849   Message #1289148
Posted By: GUEST,phil_hunt@nps.gov
05-Oct-04 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: chords/Lyr Req: Stories He'd Tell (Ian Tyson)
Subject: Lyr Add: STORIES HE'D TELL (Ian Tyson)
STORIES HE'D TELL
(Ian Tyson)

Rolling through the straits, rolling to the morning sun
He's tell of leaving home, England oh when he was young
Magic mountain's call caught him never let him go
Was his faith so strong, had he doubts that didn't show
Seeing life and death, had he learned what I don't know
Memories of old dead soldier friends from long ago

(TUNE CHANGES HERE)
All along the shore, arbutus trees do grow
And watching from their red limbs, kingfishers come and go
And we'd watch them as they flew across the bay
Late in the afternoon on salt rocks where we lay
And the water turned to gold, and the day was through
Going home he's asked me then what it was I hoped to do

Sons of his drifty friends, all settlin' down
And me in my aimless way, just a-ramblin' round
????? through windows and doors
The life that he loved isn't his anymore
But I think of him often, I remember him well
Places he's bring me, stories he's tell.

I always liked this - it was on one of those late 60's MGM albums I&S did. Mixed bags, but with some good stuff. This song almost has movements. I still follow Ian T, have seen him a few times since the mid 90's, and still try to "convert" unbelievers.