SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

I’LL NEVER GET HOME

I’LL NEVER GET HOME
J.Lowe/Lowelife Music

As I was a-walking one evening alone,
I met a young fellow a-making his moan,
The sky may be fair and the moon shining bright,
But I’ll never get home to me darling tonight,

There was fine ale at Acomb and fine ale at Wall,
But the fine ale at Fallowfield’s best of them all.
I drank to the company so warm and so bright,
But I’ll never get home to me darling tonight.

I promised her presents, I promised her spice,
She said that a shawl for the bairn would be nice,
But the coin in my hand it had soon left my sight,
And I’ll never get home to me darling tonight.

All my friends called me back as I made for the door,
So many friends that I’d never seen before,
And I can’t find them now, though try as I might,
And I’ll never get home to me darling tonight.

There’s no boat on the river so I cannot row,
And the water’s too wide for to wade in I know,
And the road is too long with no horse for to ride,
And I’ll never get home to me darling tonight.

So all you young fellows take heed what I say,
Head straight for home when you pocket your pay,
For the fire in the ale-house is warm and its bright,
But I’ll never get home to me darling tonight.

 

NOTE – Based on a traditional verse (the four lines starting with “There was fine ale at Acomb…”) and so 95% original. Now featured in performance as a medley with THE OLD DURHAM WALTZ

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