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Thread #81308   Message #2787526
Posted By: GUEST,999
13-Dec-09 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
Subject: RE: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
How Do I Know

(Anon / Pete Seeger / ad. Iain C. MacKintosh / Hamish Imlach)

How do I know my youth is all spent
My get-up-and-go has got up and went
In spite of it all I'm able to grin
When I think of the places my get-up has been

When I was young my days were so full
Football and fun every day after school
Then I was older, the nights had no end -
Wine, women, music and friends
Now I'm old, I've had my fling
I huff and I puff, I can't do a thing
Never you laugh, I don't mind at all -
I'd rather be huffing than not puff at all

Old age is golden so I've heard it said
Sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed
With my teeth in a cup, my hair in a drawer
I hope my glass eye doesn't roll on the floor
As sleep dims my vision I say to myself
Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf
Perhaps I should climb up and sleep there instead
For there's more of me there than there is on the bed

I wake up each morning, lift up my head
I pick up the paper, when it's all read
If we're not mentioned we know we're not dead
So we eat a good breakfast and we go back to bed

(as sung by Iain MacKintosh & Hamish Imlach)