The Folk Guild Song (Kevin Becker) 1. Let me tell you all a story About a place just down the line Where every other Sunday We would gather to unwind In a basic, common tavern The Amber Lantern was its name There our songs we did proclaim 2. Now everything that happened There ain't words enough to tell We weren't drawn for money There was nothing there to sell And the Lantern stage was smaller And the songs we sang were young The walls shook and we had fun REFRAIN: We had nothing to get Nothing to gain We all pulled together And we knew each other's name We longed for nothing And we were satisfied It was a time and a place With a feeling that should never have died 3. Now some of us were good Some of us were bad It didn't seem to matter And everyone of us was glad There was no telling what would happen Who would yell or who would shout Approval just came bursting out 4. Now Gary frailed the banjo Kris and Kenny sang along Phil strummed the dulcimer And I sang my own song Jon picked on the guitar Jeffrey "miffed" us all Rich sang "One Meat Ball" 5. Then we started doing benefits For causes one and all Producing our own concerts And singing on the mall And our efforts were successful And we had a lot of fun $23,000 was the sum 6. It's of those times I'm thinking now Those times of way back then For they're gone now, and I know now They'll never come again But the feeling ain't forgotten You carry it where you go A feeling that can only grow MODIFIED REFRAIN: When you have nothing to get Nothing to gain When you all pull together And you know each other's name When you long for nothing And are truly satisfied It was a time and place With a feeling that should never have died A time and a place With a feeling that should never have died A time and a place With a feeling that should never have died copyright Kevin Becker BL
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