of the land
strolled hand in hand, this man of the land
his wife of so few years
not a word was spoken, fingers entwined
moistened with tears.
Two months, maybe three, certainly
jolly well advanced, we can do no more
drifted back to those younger days
oh how she liked
to dance, to the music on the radio waves.
a while for the doctor's words to sink in
why us? had we committed a mortal sin?
of the day they wed
and of the vows they made, to love,
honour and obey
and never to part for a single day.
doctor was talking, he seemed miles away
on a different
planet, on a different day
I shall make the necessary arrangements
course she'll have to stay.
man of the land said
"I'll not leave her alone in
I'll take her home with me, 'cos she's
we'll face this together my lady and me.
arranged, a firm shake of the hand
a slight smile
on her face
she's going home with me
man of the land
me home my love
there's been things growing I've never
there's jobs to be done, and the house to clean
not stay in bed like some spoilt rich queen.
has changed, life goes on
we can manage with the help of our
be back soon, he'll not stay away
but don't call
him yet, he's just gone away.
was no pretending, they worked very hard
the stock, cleaning the yard
he arranged for home help, she was
she knew it was something she couldn't avoid.
take a rest my lovely girl
you are with your loved ones at home
have travelled so far, so many miles together
this journey you will go alone.
yes you up there
you who controls the stars
some down to fall on my love
for those twinkling eyes.
stars came down, put a smile on her face
her away, to that better place
I know she's up there, watching, keeping
things in hand
a star burning bright, for her man
of the land.
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