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Thread #30152   Message #431537
Posted By: Francy
02-Apr-01 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Handful of Songs (Tommy Steele)
Subject: Lyr Add: HANDFUL OF SONGS (Jerry Rasmussen)^^
I'd like to pass this along with the song. "Sandy Paton taped 'Handful of Songs' for me three years ago, and I've passed it on to at least a dozen others. Thanks to Jerry Rasmussen for a wonderful piece of music." Quoted from Rick Fielding's CD Lifeline on Folk Legacy cd123.
Enjoy and pass it on...........

All that I have is my grandfather's hammer,
His old railroad watch with the casting all worn.
The Bible my grandmother bought me last Christmas,
That she gave to my mother, now she's passed it on.....

Some may leave money from a lifetime of saving,
Some just their name on a marble stone...
It's not what you leave, it's the joy of remembering,
All I can leave you is a handful of songs

Some may leave stories well-tuned in the telling;
Some may leave jokes, that'll still make you laugh;
Some may leave lessons hard in the learning
Some just as smile in an old photograph

chorus

How many days slip away without notice
How many friends have we lost on the way?
How many good times are taken for granted,
And only remembered when they've passed away?

chorus

sing away my friend...Frank of Toledo