The Old Songs


We came by sea to sing the old songs

The waves were rough and none too kind

And I was glad to reach that green and steady land

Its colours still glow in my mind         


We trailed along the ragged cliff tops

The blue sky sparkled in the bay

Saw ancient rooms where people lived and loved and sang the old songs

Long time ago just like today


We drank red wine and sang the old songs

Told our stories from the start

And all that we held dear was laid upon your table

Just like a feast for the heart


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