G C On the way from Llangollen on each long lockless pound D C G This boatman’s on auto, my brain has shut down Am Em But memories are stirring of far distant days D C G Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze D C The time the stove rattled and the chimney pipe shook D C G That night we made love above the locks at Grindley Brook D G Refrain : In my dreams, In my/your dreams On each tiresome straight length time itself slows The tiller’s inactive and the brain’s comatose But memories are stirring of far distant days Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze Of the time the boat rocked as if t’were at sea That night we made love beside the bridge at Wrenbury Now canal-sides in Wales appear covered in sheep But constant exposure makes eyes heavy with sleep So memories are stirring of far distant days Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze Of the time we made tidal waves crash on the shore That night we made love outside the pub at Willey Moor As the current flows onward, we drift across Whixall Moss But for flora and fauna, well, I don’t give a toss So memories are stirring of far distant days Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze The time I lay lifeless like a chicken freshly plucked That night we made love on Pontyscyllate Aqueduct The monotonous channel, the engines dull thud Brain cells lie dormant in a sea of thick mud But to hell with the memories, there’s ambition left yet I’m no washed-out old tom-cat that’s been to the vet A thought leaps from nowhere, my heart is now racing I think we’ll make love in the new Llangollen basin
Llangollen Dreams
On canal holidays with friends I have sometimes sung a few songs at the end of the day. A few risqué comedy songs have gone down well but songs with lengthy choruses have not. Whilst on a trip to Llangollen during a period of boredom I resolved to write a humorous canal song which had a short chorus. My wife insists that I make it clear that this is in no way based upon any real-life events.
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