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ron k Lyr Req: Tie Me Down (Allister MacGillivray) (20) Lyr Add: TIE ME DOWN (Allister MacGillivray) 03 Mar 97

Actually, it is a song from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia written by Allister MacGillivray. It was first recorded by Ryan's Fancy, a group that usually sings Irish songs. He also wrote "Out On The Mira," "Sea People," and "Coal Town Road" as well as many other songs about living in and leaving Cape Breton. Here are the words.

(Allister MacGillivray)

CHORUS: Tie me down. tie me down.
You know I never meant to play around.
If you love me, you'll believe me and I'll go with you now,
But we've got to get together. Tie me down.

I've been wheels. I've been rails.
I've been dusty roads and grassy wagon trails.
But I miss the friends that linger in the streets of my hometown.
If you love me, you'll believe me. Tie me down.

I've known some, yes, more than one,
And there's been some things I wish I'd never done.
Once they branded me a devil when I longed to be a clown.
If you love me, you'll believe me. Tie me down.

But if we swore we'd change no more,
There'd be nothing that our hearts would be good for.
Give this some consideration before you turn me down.
If you love me, you'll believe me. Tie me down.

Hope this helps.
ron k

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