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    "The Road It Gives, The Road It Takes Away" Lyrics

    Tom Russell

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    I was walking down a quiet road in Ireland
    Out beneath those tough old ancient stars
    When I thought I heard old Scottish Mike singing Carrick Fergus
    As I recalled those wild days in those loud Norwegian bars

    He'd sing, "I'm drunk today and I'm rarely sober,
    Like a soldier on the road to Mandalay."
    Well the road it gave him wine
    and the women fair and fine
    He drunk himself to death, I heard today

    But we'll sing hallelujah, sing it in the morning
    And thank the Lord for giving us one more day
    And for the one's that have passed on through
    We'll sing this one for you
    The road it gives and the road it takes away

    My baby said she didn't mind me travelin'
    She enjoyed the time alone when I was gone
    Til she looked me in the eyes and said it's over
    And I saw the anger buried far too long

    I picked up my guitar and sang the Dutchman
    About two people whose love had seen kinder days
    But my baby she was gone,
    before the song was sung
    Well my music never touched her anyway

    But we'll sing hallelujah, sing it in the morning
    And thank the Lord for giving us one more day
    And for the one's that have passed on through
    We'll sing this one for you
    The road it gives and the road it takes away

    The road it gives and the road it takes away
    The road it gives and the road it takes away
    This song was submitted on August 18th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Andrew Hardin, Tom Russell.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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