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Lyr Add: Three (Tom T. Hall)

GUEST,Gene 05 Jul 10 - 12:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THREE (Tom T. Hall)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 12:06 AM

A little known song by Tom T. Hall

Written & recorded by Tom T. Hall

The day that we were married, the people shook my hand
They said we Two were now as One, and me a lucky man
From that day on that's all I ever wanted us to be
Until the day you told me we'd be Three.

Then we began the waiting and made our little joke
You couldn't look at monkeys and I gave up my smokes
You prophesied he'd be a boy and look a lot like me
Lord, but I was proud that we'd be Three.

One night the endless days of waiting all came to an end
You woke me from my restless sleep and said we must go in
The sun won't rise on any day again like that for me
The day had come when Two would soon be Three.

I smoked an endless burning chain of bitter cigarettes
I must have walked a thousand miles with fear in every step
Two long days and two long nights when I refused to sleep
They were losing hope that we'd be Three.

The preacher came, the doctor came, and said I must be brave
I remember saying it was more than I can take
Now what's the world to do with any crazy man like me
The lonely One who wanted to be Three.

Note: Also recorded by Gene Watson.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THREE
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 12:19 AM

I love Tom T. Hall and have seen him perform live, but didn't know about this sad, sad song. Thanks for posting it.

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