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Yesterday's Fisherman (Sharecropper Trio)
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He sits on the wharf in the warm summer sun
He wonders if the boys got the trap work all done
Too old to fish, but too young not to care
He takes a deep breath of the salt water air
And the memories flood back to yesterday's fisherman

He'd be at his oars with the crack of the dawn
The splash on the gunnels has been his life song
He worked like a dog to raise up his sons
And now he would wait for them to come home
"Cause there's not much to do for yesterday's fisherman

So roll with the swell, boys, and do it with pride
Your life is the sea with it's wind and it's tide
And when you grow old and your fishing is done
Sit back, be proud and wait for your sons
To come home from their fishing

The gulls in the harbour let out their harsh cry
And the sun slowly climbs in an ever blue sky
The sounds and the sights haven't changed much with time
His body is old, but young is his mind
And memories are clear to yesterday's fisherman

So roll with the swell, boys, and do it with pride
Your life is the sea with it's wind and it's tide
And when you grow old and your fishing is done
Sit back, be proud and wait for your sons
To come home from their fishing

####.... The Sharecropper Trio ....####
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