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Thread #123070   Message #3799980
Posted By: Bat Goddess
12-Jul-16 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Bill Staines and Paul McNeill
Subject: RE: Bill Staines and Paul McNeill
Paul has been living in the Phillipines for some time, now. Rocky passed away this past January. He'd been too ill in December to pass on my request.

I'm Tom Hall's widow -- Tom (Mudcat's Curmudgeon) died in November, 2013

I actually just got a recording of Paul singing "Midway" from Lesley Moore less than a month ago. And Paul enunciates well so I easily transcribed the words. The words to the second verse and going into the bridge --

Scuffed up boots that keep the time
As songs pass through my scuffed up mind to cool
But chaos and confusion that's the price of my delusion as a fool
But time it treats me kindly as I pass along my way
And my boots can walk off the debts my mind has to pay

    Sometimes I think that there is no other road
    But when your burdens get heavy then it makes for a light load
    The truth you find in the daytime's light may be lost in the night time sound
    But if you don't get lost there's a chance you might never be found.

Here's the recording at YouTube - Midway - Paul MacNeil

Where are you living, Ken? I continue to run Tom's two Press Room (Portsmouth, NH) sessions, the weekly Friday trad session and the monthly sea music sing. If you join Mudcat (free and no spam or other bother), I can message you my email address.