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Lyr Req: The Last Watch (Stan Rogers)

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RB3 18 Oct 06 - 01:51 PM
Clinton Hammond 18 Oct 06 - 01:58 PM
RB3 18 Oct 06 - 02:13 PM
Clinton Hammond 18 Oct 06 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Last Watch on the Midland
From: RB3
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 01:51 PM

I've been trying to learn this off of my CD, but his voice gets very quiet at the end of the phrases and I can't make it out.
Anyone have the words?
Thanks so much!
-RB3


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAST WATCH (Stan Rogers)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 01:58 PM

Google is your friend... It is a tool well worth learning how to use


THE LAST WATCH (Stan Rogers)
As recorded by Stan Rogers on "From Fresh Water" (1984)

They dragged her down, dead, from Tobermory,
Too cheap to spare her one last head of steam,
Deep in diesel fume embrace,
Rust and soot upon the face
Of one who was so clean.

They brought me here to watch her in the boneyard,
Just two old wrecks to spend the night alone.
It's dark inside this evil place.
Clouds on the moon hide her disgrace;
This whiskey hides my own.

CHORUS: It's the last watch on the Midland,
The last watch alone,
One last night to love her,
The last night she's whole.

My guess is that we were young together.
Like hers, my strength was young and hard as steel.
And like her too, I knew my ground.
I scarcely felt the years go round
In answer to the wheel.

But then they quenched the fire beneath the boilers,
Gave me a watch and showed me out the door.
At sixty-four, you're still the best;
One year more, and then you're less
Than dust upon the floor. CHORUS

So here's to useless superannuation
And us old relics of the days of steam.
In the morning, Lord, I would prefer
When men with torches come for her,
Let angels come for me. CHORUS TWICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Watch on the Midland
From: RB3
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 02:13 PM

Thank you for the post. I did actually try Google a couple of times and came up with all sorts of tripe that had nothing to do with the song. Perhaps I wasn't diligent enough.
Thanks again!
-RB3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Watch on the Midland
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 02:16 PM

There are lots of good google tips on their help page

http://www.google.ca/support


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Watch on the Midland
From: breezy
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 04:09 PM

please acknowledge Stan Rogers


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