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fulurum Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac) (77* d) Lyr Add: WHEN I CAN'T PLAY (Joan MacIsaac)^^ 21 Jan 00


Joan MacIsaac OK I've been holding out on you. I found these lyrics after that thread had disappeared. Don't know why it came back. The song is called "When I Can't Play." Don't know who wrote it, but it was performed by a lady named Joan MacIsaac. Wanna hear it, goes like this.

WHEN I CAN'T PLAY

CHORUS: When I can't play, I'll sing.
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.
Oh, oh, when I can't play, I'll sing.
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.

He picked up the picture and smiled when he said,
"I was a handsome devil back then,
But it's been so long, just so many years,
That I can't remember when.

When I was a young lad so dashing and proud,
I used to play this here guitar.
All the pretty young girls would gather 'round me
As I sang about love and the stars.

But life has a way of changing things,
And it's done its cruel number on me.
But though my hands are crippled with age,
I live by this philosophy:

Chorus: When I can't play...

Well, I haven't seen him for a number of years,
But it always comes into my mind,
When I struggle and think that I'll give up the ghost,
The few words that he left behind:

Chorus: When I can't sing... (twice)


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