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Thread #102577   Message #2081248
Posted By: Zany Mouse
19-Jun-07 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Reunion (Cyril Tawney) 'Sorrow is my ...'
Subject: Lyr Add: REUNION (Cyril Tawney)
OK, here you go. It's a bloody long song! lol
Rhiannon

SORROW by Cyril Tawney

Sorrow is my stock in trade
And sadness is my style
And if you're looking for a smile from me
You'll need to wait a long long while

Because I'm not the man you used to see
In smoky taverns long ago
When heads were reeling in the easy days
And youth knew all there was to know

You knew a lady then and so did I
Did I say Lady, that's a laugh
But I tried to tame her off and on for years
She proved too smart for me by half

How comes she always stays so young my friend
While we grow older by the day
It brings to mind the way that people smile
To see December chasing May

There's more to drinking than a glass of wine
There's more to dying than goodbye
I know it's hard to toss the glass away
But comes the time you have to try

And that means goodbye Jack and goodbye Joe
Farewell companions everywhere
If I could draw the line at one or two
Next time they gathered I'd be there

And what price revelry without the ale
The bonhomie becomes a bore
The roaring laughter rings so hollow then
The jokes aren't funny anymore

So spare a thought for this old sobersides
Next time you're standing jar in hand
If I don't celebrate our meeting here
I'm sure by now you'll understand

Yes, that's why sorry is my stock in trade
And sadness is my style
And if you're looking for a smile from me
Wait on, wait on old pal of mine
You'll need to wait a long, long while.