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Thread #8945   Message #3282959
Posted By: Suffet
01-Jan-12 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: May the Work I've Done Speak for Me
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: May the Work I've Done Speak for Me
Greetings:

Jon Fromer, who is cited above as one source for May the Work I Have Done Speak for Me, told me that he learned the song from someone named John Fowkes. This is how I learned it from Jon Fromer at a People's Music Network gathering:

May the work I have done speak for me,
May the work I have done speak for me,
If I do not reach my goal,
Someone else will take a hold,
May the work I have done speak for me.


The fourth and fifth lines are always the same. Otherwise it is a zipper song. For example:

May the love I have shown speak for me...

May the friends I have made speak for me...

May the battles I have fought speak for me...


I have heard the song go on for as long as ten minutes in this fashion.

--- Steve