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Stewie Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook (992* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 01 Jan 21


Legendary Torres Strait Islander, Seaman Dan, has died aged 91. Like Uncle Dave Macon, he didn't begin making recordings until late in life. He was 70 when he made his first recording.

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I couldn't find any lyrics for 'Old Man Blues' so this is my transcription:

OLD MAN BLUES
(Seaman Dan)

Chorus
I got no time for old man blues
So many things I love to do
Got no time for old man blues
One of those things is singing for you

When I was a young man I rambled around
Just couldnít keep my feet on the ground
Turn of the tide, off Iíd be gone
Sailing the ocean with a cargo of song

Iím eighty-seven, some days I feel young
I still recall every song that Iíve sung
The glad ones, the sad ones, the ones in-between
Flow like a river, run through my dreams

Chorus

And when the day is over, sun is sinking low
I trust in luck tomorrow, thatís all I need to know

Instrumental break

Now that Iím older, no spring in my step
I still remember, I never forget
With Georgie and Terry, Izzy and Ray
All us old ramblers still rambling today

And when the day is over, sun is sinking low
I trust in luck tomorrow, thatís all I need to know

Chorus (x2)

Youtube clip

Rest easy, Dan.

--Stewie.


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