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Bread and Fishes

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Bread and Fishes
(Alan Bell)

1. As I went a walkin' one mornin' in spring
   I met with some travelers in an old country lane
   One was an old man, the second a maid,
   And the third was a young boy who smiled as he said

   We've the wind in the willows,
   And the birds in the sky,
   We've a bright sun to warm us,
   Where ever we lie.
   We have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine
   To share on our journey with all of mankind.

2. I sat down beside them,
   The flowers all around,
   And we ate on a mantle spread out on the ground
   They told me of prophets and princes and kings
   And they spoke of the one god who knows everything
   We've the ...

3. I asked them to tell me their name and their race
   So I might remember their kindness and grace.
   My name is Joseph, this is Mary my wife
   And this is our young son, our pride and delight
   We travel the whole world, by land and by sea
   To tell all the people how they might be free
   We've the....

4. Sadly, I left them, in an old country lane
   For I knew that I never would see them again
   One was an old man, the second a maid
   And the third was a young boy who smiled as he said
   We've the wind....


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