Charles Roehrig

1. I can see that you're ready to go home
There's some TV show that you're missing
But you know how an old man loves to talk
And he needs someone who will listen

Ch. Come and sit by the river with me for a while
And I'll tell you a story that's true
Of when I was a boy playing here on the shore
And the grass was so green and the water so blue

2. Well our hose stood right over there
Of course they took it down for the highway
I can see my mamma's tears, we'd been there for twenny years
And you know we would still if I had my way

3. In those days you could often find me here
With the rest of the neighbourhood children
There was so much we could do, there was fishing, swimming too
There was always some raft that we were building


4. Many years I have watched this river flow
Rolling down from the hills to the ocean
I have seen the waters high almost fast and rushing by
I have seen it nearly dry and without motion

5. Now at last you can see what it has come to
So we've prospered but poisoned the waters
Now the tunes have all been played and the piper must be paid
Not by us but our sons and daughters



THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN - Sit Down Young Stranger