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Req: The Same Old Story(A. Reid-sung by Ed Miller)

GUEST,allp1br 23 Mar 17 - 01:13 PM
Murray MacLeod 23 Mar 17 - 07:27 PM
GUEST 25 Mar 17 - 03:04 PM
Stewie 25 Mar 17 - 07:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Same Old Story (sung by Ed Miller)
From: GUEST,allp1br
Date: 23 Mar 17 - 01:13 PM

Someone could help me with the lyrics for this song?

I was able to find almost all the lyrics, but a verse was missing.

Thanks!

The Same Old Story (Alan Reid) as sung by Ed Miller

It's the same old story, Caledonia
You take the road for glory,
Shut the door and the light goes out
Others came before you, felt your cold and rain
Sons and daughters turned their backs and left your hills behind

Trails across the wilderness to barren hills and plains
Ragged bands in search of where the western winds begin
Threads across the centuries, your children scattered far
It's the same old story, Caledonia

I have made the journey, but left an open door
I took the road for glory and I left my native shore
Others came out with me for what is there to choose
If there's nothing for you, then there's nothing left to lose

Trails to where the cities spring from deserts and from plains
Where the mountains lead to oceans and the western winds begin
Threads to where the highways and the foreign lands (…)
It's the same old story, Caledonia

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To another foreign land

I come home a stranger, with dollars in my hand
I see the anxious faces, it's a look I understand
Another generation, same old worry lines
Gazing past my shoulder to the light on the horizon
And the trails across the centuries in a long unbroken line

Maybe one day they won't have to leave your hills behind
To take the road in search of the elusive western wind
Will you keep them satisfied so they don't wander far
That's another story, Caledonia
That's another story, Caledonia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Same Old Story (sung by Ed Miller)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Mar 17 - 07:27 PM

And every far-flung corner
Has a dawn that creeps and falls upon
The scattered seeds of Alba
As they rise and give their labour to another farming land


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Same Old Story (sung by Ed Miller)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 17 - 03:04 PM

Thanks!

What is the correct transcription of this line?

Threads to where the highways and the (?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Same Old Story (sung by Ed Miller)
From: Stewie
Date: 25 Mar 17 - 07:54 PM

Your missing line is:

'Threads to where the highways and the phone lines funnel far'

The 'trails' in the final line of your second last stanza should be 'threads' - 'threads across the centuries'.

--Stewie,


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