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If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle) I (E)wish I was home again at (A)home in my heart again It's (E)been a long time since my heart talked to (B)me(E) Wastin' my precious days (A)wishin' my life away If (E)wishes were fishes we'd all cast (B)nets in the (E)sea cho: And if (A)wishes were (B)fishes I (E)know where I'd (A)be(D) Casting my net in the dark rolling (B)sea And (A)if my net's (B)empty when it (E)comes back to (A)shore I'll (E)throw it away and go fishing no (B)more. And I wish I was young again my song still to be sung again The sweet tunes of my life have gone sour and off key Writin' my tired old rhymes tryin to turn back time If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets in the sea I wish I could care again reach out and share again Mend whats been broken and let it run free The older I get it seems the more wishin' takes the place of dreams If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets in the sea Copyright Eric Bogle BAZ APR99
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