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lyrics...E through G.

E          F           G

EARLY IN THE MORNING
(traditional)

Early in the morning
'Bout the break of day
I asked the Lord
Let me find the way

Let me find the way
To the promised land
Won't you lend this body
Your helping hand

I asked the Lord won't you help me please
Find the way

When the new days dawning
I bow my head in prayer
I pray to the Lord
Won't you lead me there

Won't you guide me safely
To the golden stair
Won't you let this body
Your burden share

I asked the Lord won't you help me please
Lead me there

When judgements comes
And finds the world in chains
When the trumpet blows
Call my name

When thunder rolls
And the heavens break
When the sun turns black
I'm gonna shout again

When the trumpet blows won't you call me please
Call my name

When the trumpet blows won't you call me please
Call my name

Won't you please
Call my name

EARLY MORNING RAIN
(Gordon Lightfoot)

In the early morning rain
With a dollar in my hand
With an aching in my heart
And my pockets full of sand
I'm a long way from home
And I miss my loved one so
In the early morning rain
With no place to go

Down on runway number nine
Big seven-o-seven set to go
And I'm stuck here on the grass
Where the cold winds blow
Well the liquor tasted good
And the time went fast
There she goes my friend
There she's rolling now at last

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver bird on high
She's away and westward bound
Far above the clouds she'll fly
Where the morning rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying o'er my home
In about three hours time

Well this old airport's got me down
It ain't no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and lonely as I can be
You can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I'd best be on my way
In the early morning rain
So I'd best be on my way
In the early morning rain

EDITORIAL/PROGRESS (from the Progress Suite)
(Jeremy Clyde)

Look at the progress we've made
Get your vitamin quota in your soup ready made
Forget that there's hunger around you
Look at the progress we've seen
Perhaps you should cut down on sugar and cream
You can't button your jacket around you

Overcrowded world, what happens now?
Better pray to your gods and hope that some how
Far from the shack you call home
They aren't burning the grain that has ripened and grown
'Cause the prices have fallen again

So eat up your rice Billy dear
They're starving in India
'Least that's what I hear
Come on my child, cram it down you

Eat up your rice Billy dear
They're starving in India
'Least that's what I hear
Come on my child, cram it down you

But we are okay in our shiny new car
Look at us now, you can see we've come far
And here I am playing elecric guitar
Look at the progress we've made

THE EMANCIPATION OF MR. X
(Jeremy Clyde)

There's a man I know - I shall call him Mr. X
(Such a nice man)
Then one fine day, mr. X was heard to say
"You can all go to hell!"
And he wished the office boy farewell
As he scrambled for the stairs

Such a nice man
Why ever do a thing like that?
He didn't even take his hat
Or draw his pay

He didn't wander very far
For as he reached the car
He saw the park beyond
And little boats upon a pond
And he wanted just to play, so . . . .

Like a man possessed
He walked to the pond and there undressed
And gamboled in the sun
And he shrieked all the while, "I'm having fun
For the first time in my life!"

Such a nice man
You'll never guess what happened then
I only heard about it when
The ambulance came

While he was thus imbued
And was sitting in the nude
He was looking at a flower
And as the clock struck the hour of five
They carted him away

Such a nice man
He says he's God and perhaps he's right
For he never ever gets uptight
And he swears he's sane

And he prays for us all every night
Such a nice man

EPILOGUE/ONCE THERE WAS A MAN (from the Progress Suite)
(Jeremy Clyde)

Once there was a man
Who spoke his thoughts out loud
Who believed in what he said
And walked out in the crowd
But they took him and they taught him
What they wanted him to say
Once there was a man

Once there was a world
In which a man could live
In which a tree could grow
In which a man could give
But they took it and they churned it
Into mud and brick and steel
Once there was a world

Thus each man kills the thing he loves
And each man fails to see
The lessons on the page of history

Once there was a life
A beginning and an end
But now that's dead and gone
So tell me who will send
A man to live and breathe
And in the end destroy?

Once there was a life
Once there was a world
Once there was a man


EVERYONE'S GONE TO THE MOON
(Jonathan King)

Streets full of people all alone
Roads full of houses never home
Church full of singing out of tune
Everyone's gone to the moon

Eyes full of sorrow, never wet
Hands full of money, all in debt
Sun coming out in the middle of June
Everyone's gone to the moon

Long time ago, life had begun
Everyone went to the sun

Hearts full of motors painted green
Mouths full of chocolate covered cream
Arms that can only lift a spoon
Everyone's gone to the moon
Everyone's gone to the moon
Everyone's gone to the moon

EVIL HEARTED ME
(C. White/Josh White)

I woke up this mornin', I was feelin' mighty bad
Baby said good mornin', hell, it made me mad
"Cause I'm evil, evil hearted me
So downright evil as a man can be

She even brought my breakfast, she brought it to my bed
I took the cup of coffee, threw the cup at her head
Evil, evil hearted me
So downright evil as a man can be

I don't even care if it rains from now on
And the gal I love had never been born
"Cause I'm evil, evil hearted me
So downright evil as a man can be

I don't even care if she leaves me flat
I got forty seven others if it comes to that
Evil, evil hearted me
So downright evil as a man can be

FAMILY WAY
(Jeremy Clyde)

Darling will you marry me?
Oh yes my love, I will

Been going with this girl for a year or two
Family they don't want me to
It's their family way
They think that I am lazy
And they tell her that she's crazy
Family way

They went to the judge to forbid us to get wed
And now on the whole, I'd say there's trouble ahead
She's in the family way

I know I love your daughter, sir
Don't you think the choice should be made by her?
Family way
They believe in long engagements
Time to make arrangements
Family way

All we want is a life of our own
But we'll never get it now, not the way she has grown
She's in the family way

Doctor, doctor, are you absolutely sure?
When you tell us there's under eight months more
Before the stork comes knocking at the door

Soon it's gonna be too late
They'll notice that she's put on weight
In the family way
Then they'll put her on a diet
When all she needs is peace and quiet
Family way

All we want is a life of our own
But we'll never get it now, not the way she has grown
She's in the family way

Sir, I think your daughter and I should be married
Soon, very, very soon!


FARE THEE WELL (I MUST BE GONE)
(traditional)

Fare thee well I must be gone
To leave you for a while
Where 'ere I go I will return
If I go ten thousand miles

If I go
If I go
If I go ten thousand miles

The crow that is so black my love
Will change his colour white
If 'ere I should prove false to thee
The day will turn to night

The day
The day
The day will turn to night

The rivers never will run dry
The rocks melt in the sun
I'll ne'er prove false to the girl I love
Till all these things be done

Till all
Till all
Till all these things be done

Till all these things be done
Till all these things be done


FARE THEE WELL (MARIANNE)
(traditional)

Fare thee well my own true love
Fare thee well my dear
The ship is a'waiting and the wind blows free
And I am bound away to the sea, Marianne

Ten thouand miles away from home
Ten thousand miles or more
The sea may freeze or the earth may burn
If I never no more return to thee Marianne

The lobster boiling in the pot
The bluefish on the hook
The pain they bear is nothing like
The ache I bear for you my dear, Marianne

If I had a flask of gin
Sugar here for two
And a great big bowl for to mix 'em in
I'd pour a drink for you my dear, Marianne

Fare thee well my own true love
Fare thee well my dear
The ship is a'waiting and the wind blows free
And I am bound away to the sea, Marianne



FAREWELL DR. LIVINGSTONE
(Chad Stuart)

Doctor Livingstone, forgive my tears
We haven't seen you in so many years
The world has given you up for lost
I said I'd find you no matter what the cost
And so, Doctor Livingstone, how are you?
And what does a gentleman find to do
In the jungle all these years?

My name is Stanley and I've come through
This terrible jungle to rescue you
I bring you greetings from all your friends
Your lonely vigil has come to an end
And so, Doctor Livingstone, here's a toast
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost
For keeping you alive

I am grateful for your kindness
After six long years alone
Pour the champagne; sit beside me
Tell me all the news of home
You find me destitute and lonely
Without the strength to carry on
But I have promised not to leave here
While there's so much to be done

Sometimes it seems to be
My God has forsaken me
Was I wrong to think they need me here?

Doctor Livingstone, it's plain to see
That you're exhausted as a man can be
Why don't you give up? It's no disgrace
You've taken as much as a man can take
And so, Doctor Livingstone, please come home
You're much too old to be here alone
In the jungle all these years

From the shores of Lake Nyasa
Down Zambesi to the sea
I am sworn to fight the slave trade
Until every man is free

Zambesi, bear his body down
Going home, going home
Zambesi, bear your burden down
To the sea, to the sea

FOR LOVIN' ME
(Gordon Lightfoot)

That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me
Everything you had is gone, as you can see
That's what you get for lovin' me

I ain't the kind to hang around
With any new love that I've found
Movin' is my stock in trade, I'm movin' on
I won't think of you when I'm gone

Now don't you shed a tear for me
I ain't the love you thought I'd be
I got a hundred more like you
So don't be blue
I'll have a thousand 'fore I'm through

No there you go, you're cryin' again
No there you go, you're cryin' again
But then some day when your poor heart is on the mend
I just might pass this way again

That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me
Everything you had is gone, as you can see
That's what you get for lovin' me

FOUR STRONG WINDS
(Tyson)

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change, come what may
But our good times are all gone
And I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way

Think I'll go down to Alberta
Where there's good times in the Fall
Got some friends that I can stay with, working for
But I wish you'd change your mind
If I asked you one more time
But we've been through that a hundred times before

If I get there before the snow flies
And if things are looking good
I could meet you if I sent you down the fare
But by then it would be winter
There ain't too much for you to do
And those winds sure can blow cold way out there

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change, come what may
But our good times are all gone
And I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way


FROM A WINDOW
(Lennon McCartney)

Late yesterday night
I saw a light shine from a window
And as I looked again
Your face came into sight
I couldn't walk on
Until you'd gone from your window
I had to make you mine
I knew you were the one

Oh, I would be glad just to have a love like that
Oh, I would be true and I'd spend my life with you

So meet me tonight
Just where the light shines from a window
And as I take your hand
Say that you'll be mine tonight

FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN BE
(John Carter/Ken Lewis)

There she goes with her nose in the air
Funny how love can be
Wonder why she pretends I'm not there
Funny how love can be, girl
Funny how love can be

There she is with that look in her eye
Hasn't got time for me
Does she know how it's making me cry?
Funny how love can be, girl
Funny how love can be

What a thing to happen
Left without a friend
What a thing to happen
Funny how true love can end

I can tell that she just doesn't care
How can I make her see?
I'm in love and it just isn't fair
Funny how love can be, girl
Funny how love can be


GENERATION RUMBLE
(Dave Edmunds)

Mother and daughter fighting it out
Who's gonna stay home tonight
Who wears the make up, hangs on the phone
It always seems to end in a fight
It don't seem long since momma was a child bride

She got married in a hurry
Sixteen years old on the day
Ooh what a wedding, driving 'til dawn
With a rock n'roll band to play
She wore black when daddy gave the the bride away

It's just a generation rumble
A war between two worlds
Givin' momma lots of trouble
Baby's getting married but she's still her daddy's little girl

Now the years roll by - the family brings
Big changes onto the scene
Sweet sixteen's turned thirty four
But boy, she's still the same little queen
Life's full of trips - she's gonna follow evry dream

It's just a generation rumble
A war between two worlds
Givin' momma lots of trouble
Baby's grown up, but momma's still the same old girl

Mother and daughter fighting it out
Who's gonna get their own way
Doctor says, "Take it easy now
Take two of these every day."
Doctor, doctor, you can throw your pills away

It's just a generation rumble
A war between two worlds
Givin' momma lots of trouble
Baby's grown up, but momma's still the same old girl
Baby's grown up, but momma's still the same old girl
Baby's grown up, but momma's still the same old girl


THE GENTLE COLD OF DAWN
(Jeremy Clyde)

The gentle cold of dawn creeps in my window
Reminding me of times before I knew you
When I walked the nights alone
Looking for reasons to come back home
Once again, I face the dawn

Sitting up in bed, watching the skyline
The buildings have turned red and it's high time
To think of sleep and close my eyes
To stop the questions and the wondering why's
Once again, I face the dawn

The seagull wheels, I know how it feels
It's lonely
It may be free, but now I see
It's only
Searching
It's only searching

But now the new day's here, I think I'll call you
With the night has gone my fear, and if I saw you
Then I would know in the morning sun
If you felt like me as each day begun
And if like me, you face the dawn


GIRL FROM IPANEMA
(Norman Gimbel/Antonio Carlos Jobin)

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes
Each one she passes goes, "Ah!"

When she walks she's like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
And when she passes
Each one she passes goes, "Ah!"

Oh, but I watch her so sadly
How can I tell her I love her?
Yes, I would give my heart gladly
But each day when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at me

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes
I smile, but she doesn't see

THE GIRL WHO SANG THE BLUES
(Clyde)

The band and I, we played from nine to five
It didn't pay much 'cause the place was just a dive
But then one night I saw her in the crowd
She asked if singing with the band would be allowed
It was just a week day night
So I said it would be all right
That's how I met the girl who sang the blues

She sang the blues like no-one has ever heard
And you could tell that she'd lived every word
The girl was something special, we could see
She sang her song of love and she looked at me
The girl could do no worng
So we let her sing all night long
That's how I met the girl who sang the blues

I still remember that fateful night
The man with the big cigar
He walked in the club right up to her, he said
"Hey girl - my name's Brian Epstein!"

The band and I still play from nine to five
Since that night, the music came alive
The girl still sings her songs to me, I know
But now she's singing 'em on the radio
It hurst to realize I'm just one of a million guys
In love with the girl, the girl who sang the blues


GOOD MORNING SUNRISE
(Wayne Erwin)

Good morning sunrise, where have you been?
I've waited for you, won't you be my friend?
Make all the shadows go away
Don't tell me I'm a fool for waiting up this way

Warm summer wind, who told you to blow that way?
I think I know you from some other sunny day
I recognize how you touch my face
Please tell me how I can fly through the air
See everything that you see
Maybe the sunrise will follow me round
Take us a trip, yes, my old friends and me, yes

Good morning sunrise, where have you been?
I've waited for you, won't you be my friend?
Make all the shadows disappear
Please tell me how I can fly through the air
See everything that you see
Maybe the sunrise will follow me round
Take us a trip, yes, my old friends and me, yes

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