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Thread #96814   Message #1896459
Posted By: eddie1
30-Nov-06 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs of parting
Subject: Lyr Add: FOR THE SPECIAL FRIENDS (Iain Mackintosh)
A great song written by the late Iain Mackintosh is "For The Special Friends!

I've tried to write a song about the things I've seen and done
And the places that I've been to on the way
But I'd need another year and I'd need another beer
To tell you all about those yesterdays.

It's not the towns I've been to that make my life so fine
It's not the beer, the whisky or the wine
The towns are just the places I go to meet my friends
So this song's for those special friends of mine.

The friends who make me welcome when I come into their home
For home is where I lay my banjo down
Say "Hello Iain glad you're here, have some wine or have some beer
Sit down, take of your shoes and stay around".


We'll maybe sing a song or two but just if that's the mood
We'll talk of other friends and days gone by
Of the happy times, the sad times, the bad times and the good
And before we say goodnight the bottle's dry.


I wake up in the morning with some ideas for a song
And put some lines together as I drive
Of how good it was to see you when you opened up the door
And how difficult it is to say goodbye.


For many of us, Iain was one of "The Special Friends"