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Thread #53736   Message #832986
Posted By: masato sakurai
22-Nov-02 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Campfire in the Dark & Oro Oro
Subject: Lyr Add: CAMPFIRE IN THE DARK
It sure is. Here is "Wind of Change" sound clips.

CAMPFIRE IN THE DARK
original words by Paddy Houlihan

My father rises early and makes a sup of tea
He lights the kitchen stove and then he calls me
His days are often empty, nothing much to do
And so he tells me stories of the travelling life he knew

In the evening they would meet in lonely country lanes
A field away you'ld hear a collie bark
As they passed the time away with talks about the day
Standing 'round the campfire in the dark
Standing 'round the campfire in the dark

My mother likes the house, the hot water and the rooms
It's warm in the winter and she's handy with the broom
Sometimes she makes Colcannon, more often Griddle Bread
For there's a hunger deep inside her for a life that's nearly dead.

In the evening she would lift the black pots from the coals
A bit to eat she always would remark
There'd be vessels left to clean while children could be seen
Playing 'round the campfire in the dark
Playing 'round the campfire in the dark

I think about my own life and the way that it will be
An Escort van, a bit of dealing, a wife and family
Thursday I collect the Dole, maybe pitch and toss
And on the site I think about the travellers' ways we've lost

~Masato