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John Wood Lyr Req: Song for Martin (Ralph McTell) (11) Lyr Add: SONG FOR MARTIN (Ralph McTell) 19 Oct 99


Don't leave Martin alone tonight
Just because he looks all right
I've seen him look like this before
And if he says he wants to be alone
At least try to walk with him home
See if you can put your foot in the door.

CH:Don't leave Martin alone tonight
Keep him talking until daylight
This time I think he's coming through.

Don't leave Martin alone tonight
Just because he looks all right
He's only gotta pick up the phone
Now one of them guys in the car go by(?)
And give him just enough on account
They know that he'll be back for more.

CH:Don't leave Martin alone.......

Now he's trying to show he's cool(?)
But I know him,I aint fooling
Because you love his bad line(?)
This time when he's got so close
Now's the time and he's scared the most
He's looking everywhere but he fine(?)

CH:Don't leave Martin alone........

Zerma's(?)coffee and cigarettes
Now don't take it hard when he says
``Don't need you´´,cause that's when it needs you most
You cry to laugh,and laugh 'till he holds
Suddenly he'll fall asleep
Then you let your own eyes close

CH:Don't leave Martin alone.......

Repeat:This time I think he's coming through.

From the cover notes:
``Herion is a destroyer of people,friendships and love.
This song is a gentle warning to another well meaning
friend and is a true story of one of Ralph's busking
mates from Croydon and Paris days.´´

An interesting point......the drummer on this track is
a certain Phil Collins!!(anyone heard of him.Mmmmm....
probably one of these new comers).

Hope this helps Graham.(I've put question marks where
I'm a bit uncertain.Maybe someone else has better ears than mine!

Greetings John.

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