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Thread #27083   Message #329951
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-00 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Louvin Brothers
Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN YEAR BLUES^^
(Eddie Hill, Charlie Louvin & Ira Louvin /Acuff-Rose, BMI, 1949)

Just seven years ago today was when you said goodbye.
It broke my heart to see you go and yet I could not cry.

You kissed me sweet and said goodbye but I could not believe
That you would ever make me cry unwanted and to grieve.

The sun is slowly sinking down to mark the close of day,
To mark the end of seven years, the ending of my way.

I have no one to stand by me to count these bitter tears.
I could never live these awful blues another seven years.

I've waited seven years today to see your face once more.
And if our life could be as one, I'd wait ten thousand more.

(Repeat verse 3.)

[As performed by Longview on Rounder 0386 (1997) and on "Songs of the Louvin Brothers," Easydisc ED CD 7034 (1997). JTD]