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Thread #96814   Message #1897508
Posted By: GUEST,Henryp
01-Dec-06 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs of parting
Subject: Lyr Add: HERE'S TO YOU (Alan Bell)
(When first we met)
Written by Alan Bell of The Taverners, Fylde Folk Festival, Folkus and so much more.
Recorded by Cathie Ryan and Niamh Parsons amongst others.

When first we met complete awkward strangers.
We did not know if we could be friends.
How soon we came for to know each other,
And now I know we will meet again.

So here's to you, and our time together.
I will share with you a parting glass,
And bid adieu with some smile and laughter,
Our time apart will be short, and pass.

We've talked of dreams and of new tomorrows,
Of yesterday and its dark despair.
We've had our share of love and sorrow,
And now we part as friends who care.

A long, long road well it lies before me,
And fate will meet me where it will,
And through the valleys and over mountains,
I will not forget but remember you still.