Mudcat Café message #33566 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5859   Message #33566
Posted By: Ralph Butts
28-Jul-98 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Barque of Life/You've Been a Friend to Me
Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME (Carter Fam.)
Ted...We sing it to our dog, our "bark of life".... Tiger

YOU'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME -- Carter Family

My bark of life was tossing down
The troubled stream of time,
Since first I saw your smiling face,
And youth was in its prime.

CHORUS
Oh, I'll ne'er forget,
Where e'er I roam,
Wherever I may be,
If ever I have had a friend,
You've been that friend to me.

Misfortune nursed me as her child,
And loved me fondly, too.
I would have had a broken heart,
Had it not been for you.

CHORUS

I now look back upon the past,
Across life's troubled sea,
And smile to think in all life's scenes,
You've been a friend to me.

CHORUS