A Country Song (T. Mayers (?)) Ch: Sing me a country song, sing it sad and sing it long Sing me a country song so I can shed some tears 'Cause I love feelin' sad, it makes me happy and it makes me glad I love feelin' sad when I can sing of ... heartbreak: My girl young left me for another She left me home alone with mother You know she broke my heart and she tore it down apart I didn't hold till she left and I loved her You know she broke my little heart in two When she went away and hit the paper glue Well she didn't say goodbye, so here is my reply: I prefer feelin' sad to feelin' you orphans: There's a girl without a mother or a father Livin' in an orphanage who'd rather Be with you and me, her parents we would be But sadly we can not afford to have her 'Cause we got two darlin' children of our own And we're kicking them right out of our sweet home We'll be sad and blue and sorry for them, too (yolahidi) For we're contry people and we're not made of stone cripples: There's a boy next door who's blind and walks on crutches And all the girls try to avoid his clutches He rolls around the floor, keeps colliding with closed doors He knocks upon, knocks down all that he touches And his girlfriend rides around in his wheelchair They've only one between them, so they share She's crippled but she's swell and she's beautiful as well Or she would be if she'd not lost all her hair. dyin' (what else): Forgive me, if I just can't help from cryin' But neither of us knew that you were dyin' We never once made love, but as you know, my dove In my case it was not for want of tryin' They came and they told me you were dead Well you passed away so sweet in you own bed Well you never felt a thing, you just heard the angels sing When a lump of ceiling fell down on your head Ch: ...when I can sing a country song. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Performed by Eric Bogle with Jack Munroe on a BBC radio broadcast 1979. The author's name is what I understood of Eric's intro, he might be spelled differently. Sing all verses (but not the chorus) with heavy Western accent to a sentimental slow tune with wailing mandoline. Hey, why is there no verse about trucks? MJ
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