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Thread #33510   Message #446750
Posted By: harpgirl
22-Apr-01 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: That Long Canal (Jean Ritchie)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THAT LONG CANAL (Jean Ritchie)
That Long Canal

by Jean Ritchie

Come (D) listen to my story girls
For(A7)every word is(D) true
And please don't smile and turn your backs
For it (A7) may be concerning (D) you.
I was born and raised in the (C)State of New York,
In the (D) town of Alban(A7)y,
And my (D)heart was gay til that fatal day
They (A7)opened the Er-i-(D)ee.


And (D)oh, that day, that (C)lonesome day,
For(D)get it I never (A7) shall.
For he's (D)gone, he's gone, my love is gone,
(A7) Gone on the long ca(D)nal

.He told me that I was the fairest girl
In all of Albany Town.
And if he could get other work to do
Why, we'd marry and settle down.
Well, my love is good at most any trade,
So his choice is plain to see;
If it's got to be me or that long canal
He's chosen the Er-i-ee.


Yes, he said that we would married be
And with me he'd stay at home;
But he's got a sweetheart in Lockport Town,
Also Syracuse and Rome.
Young girls, don't heed the canaller's lies,
Though love undying he'll vow;
For it's with the dawn you will find him gone,
Gone on that long canal.

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