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  • The Very Best Of Stan Rogers

    1:11:24

    Booklet foreword:
    I know that I once said that I didn't intend to release any more CDs of Stan's work. There has been an ongoing request for a Best of. Remastering the first five of his albums became an ideal situation on many levels. I think Paul has sufficiently explained all that's happened to bring this CD to life. We hope you like it. Yes, there are bound to be those among you who may not agree 100% with the choices, but you'll have to admit we've come pretty close to the ideal. That said, saying anything more than Enjoy! would be superfluous.

    -Ariel Rogers

    Producer's Notes:
    For a long time Ariel and I had been talking about releasing a compilation recording of some of Stan's best work and, at the same time, I had been hoping to remaster these recordings using the modern digital technology now available. Last year, Ariel decided the time had come and she agreed to release a Best of Stan Rogers CD and remaster the entire catalogue at the same time. I was very excited to be asked to take on the production responsibility.

    The first step was to unearth the original tapes containing the final mixes of all the original recordings. Ariel rolled up to my place a couple of months ago with a trunk full of tapes and we hauled them into my living room for a look-see. Sitting through these tapes was a real trip down memory lane for me, bringing back lots of memories of those wonderful recording sessions back in the seventies and early eighties. We were able to find the originals- fortunately, I had labeled accurately back then.

    I then took the mix tapes to Richard Hess's place to have them transferred into the digital audio format. Besides being a great fan of Stan's music, Richard has built a solid reputation as one of the best in the business at restoring old tapes. It's not simply a matter of playing them back into a digital converter. The process often involves baking the tape for several hours to stabilize the backing so the tape can be played without the oxide being stripped off. Then it's finding just the right tape player and aligning it to the tape being played. For the techies among you, everything was transferred using a sampling frequency of 96KHz and a word length of 24 bits. This provides the highest quality digital reproduction available today.

    I then took the digitized audio to Joao Carvahlo at Joao Carvahlo Mastering in Toronto. This is one of the finest mastering facilities in Canada and Joao has possibly the best set of ears in the business. I worked closely with Joao and through a painstaking process of careful manipulation, tone shaping, and digital processing he was able to bring new life to these tracks.

    So all of the records are now remastered to the highest standards using the latest technology and we have chosen 16 tracks for this collection. Deciding what to choose for a best of collection was tricky but among the titles here are Stan's most popular and enduring songs along with a few others that show him as the songwriting master he was.

    I want to thank Richard and Joao for the great care and skill they brought to this work and, of course, Ariel for making it all possible. We hope you will enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together.

    -Paul Mills, Toronto, October, 2009

    Track Listing:

    1: Fogarty's Cove
    2: Free in the Harbour
    3: White Squall
    4: Make and Break Harbour
    5: Barrett's Privateers
    6: The Flowers of Bermuda
    7: Tiny Fish for Japan
    8: The Last Watch
    9: Forty-five Years
    10: Northwest Passage
    11: Lock-keeper
    12: The Idiot
    13: The Jeannie C.
    14: The Fields Behind the Plow
    15: Lies
    16: The Mary Ellen Carter

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  • Stan Rogers performs The Mary Ellen Carter in One Warm Line documentary

    6:02

    This is an excerpt from the feature documentary One Warm Line: The Legacy of Stan Rogers produced by Kensington Communications.

    DVD available to purchase (or stream) at:

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  • Stan Rogers - Live Concert Video 5-28-1983 - Down The Road

    5:44

    Down The Road by Mary McCaslin.
    This video was recorded by Alan Kanter on 5-28-83 at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA.
    Stan died 5 days later on Air Canada Flight 797.
    This was the encore from the 1st show that night. I was doing the house sound.
    Howard & Roz Larman were recording a live 2 track for future broadcast on their KPFK show FolkScene.
    Peter Cole mixed the live 2 track to Sony Beta F1.
    Thanks to Peter Cutler for furnishing the audio.
    Vocal mics were Sennheiser MD 441u.
    Guitar mics were Sony ECM 22p.
    Video digitizing, color correcting, editing, audio replacement by Wayne Griffith.

  • Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage

    4:50

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    Give Stan Rogers a space on the Canadian walk of fame, sign the petition here:
    Thank you in advance for your support.

    -Give Stan A Star Foundation

    Chorus:

    Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
    To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
    Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage
    And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.

    Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie
    The sea route to the Orient for which so many died;
    Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones
    And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.

    (chorus)

    Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland
    In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his sea of flowers began
    Watching cities rise before me, then behind me sink again
    This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain.

    (chorus)

    And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west
    I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
    Who cracked the mountain ramparts and did show a path for me
    To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.

    (chorus)

    How then am I so different from the first men through this way?
    Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away.
    To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
    To find there but the road back home again.

    (chorus)

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  • Stan Rogers - Witch of the Westmoreland

    5:21

    Stan Rogers performing Witch of the westmoreland by Archie Fisher

  • Down the Road

    4:47

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    Down the Road · Stan Rogers

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall

    ℗ 1999 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - Live Concert Video 1983 - Three Fishers, 45 Years.

    10:05

    This video was recorded by Alan Kanter on 5-28-83 at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA.
    Stan died 5 days later on Air Canada Flight 797.
    This is from the 1st show that night. I was doing the house sound and Howard & Roz Larman were recording a live 2 track for future broadcast on their KPFK show FolkScene.
    Peter Cole mixed the live 2 track to Sony Beta F1.
    Thanks to Peter Cutler for furnishing the audio.
    Vocal mics were Sennheiser MD 441u.
    Guitar mics were Sony ECM 22p.
    Video digitizing, color correcting, editing, audio replacement by Wayne Griffith.

    Playing with Stan were:
    Garnet Rogers Fiddle.
    Jim Morison Bass.
    Steven Hayes Guitar & Piano.

  • Stan Rogers - The Field Behind The Plow

    7:53

    Stanley Allison Stan Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter.

    Rogers was noted for his rich, baritone voice and his traditional-sounding songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies and Great Lakes. Rogers died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of 33.

  • Stan Rogers sings Make and Break Harbour in One Warm Line documentary

    4:35

    This is an excerpt from the feature documentary One Warm Line: The Legacy of Stan Rogers produced by Kensington Communications. The enhanced documentary, re-released in 2014 with additional footage, is available to purchase as a DVD (or stream) at:

    One Warm Line, a music biography produced by Kensington Communications, is the lyrical portrait of the man and his music that has captivated millions of viewers over its broadcast life.

    Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion.

    Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, where we post broadcast, interactive, cross-platform, and mobiles news!

    Website:
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  • Stan Rogers - Sailors Rest

    5:43

    Stan Rogers
    Sailor's Rest
    From the Home In Halifax album

  • Take it from Day to Day

    3:27

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    Take it from Day to Day · Stan Rogers

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall

    ℗ 1999 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - Live Concert Video 5-28-1983 - White Collar Holler

    5:25

    This video was recorded by Alan Kanter on 5-28-83 at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA.
    Stan died 5 days later on Air Canada Flight 797.
    This is from the 1st show that night. I was doing the house sound and Howard & Roz Larman were recording a live 2 track for future broadcast on their KPFK show FolkScene.
    Peter Cole mixed the live 2 track to Sony Beta F1.
    Thanks to Peter Cutler for furnishing the audio.
    Vocal mics were Sennheiser MD 441u.
    Guitar mics were Sony ECM 22p.
    Video digitizing, color correcting, editing, audio replacement by Wayne Griffith.

    Playing with Stan were:
    Garnet Rogers Fiddle.
    Jim Morison Bass.
    Steven Hayes Guitar.

  • Famous Inside

    3:08

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    Famous Inside · Stan Rogers

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall

    ℗ 1999 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • A Matter of Heart

    3:29

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    A Matter of Heart · Stan Rogers

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall

    ℗ 1999 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The Dreadnoughts - Dear Old Stan

    3:15

    From their new album Into The North - Out Now!
    Listen here:

    Edited by: Eric Dieterich








    Canada
    Dec 12 - Edmonton, AB - Station On Jasper
    Dec 13 - Calgary, AB - The Dickens
    Dec 14 - Vancouver, BC - The Astoria

    Europe:
    Jan 2 - Zurich, CH - Dynamo
    Jan 3 - Ebikon, CH - Sedel
    Jan 4 - Bern, CH - ISC Club
    Jan 6 - Pizen, CZ - Divadlo pod lampou
    Jan 8 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
    Jan 9 - Berlin, DE - SO36
    Jan 10 - Hanover, DE - Béi Chéz Heinz
    Jan 11 - Aachen, DE - Musikbunker

  • Stan Rogers - The Flowers Of Bermuda

    3:48

    Stan Rogers - The Flowers Of Bermuda

  • MacDonnell on the Heights - Stan Rogers

    3:47

    Artist: Stan Rogers
    Album: From Fresh Water

    Feel free to request an upload of any other songs Stan did, I may just have it.

  • Stan Rogers - Barretts Privateers

    4:21

    Stan Rogers Barrett's Privateers

  • Northwest Passage

    4:51

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    Northwest Passage · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - The Mary Ellen Carter

    4:58

    Now on Youtube!

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  • The Idiot

    3:50

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    The Idiot · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - Rolling Down To Old Maui

    3:39

    Stan Rogers - Rolling Down To Old Maui

  • The Witch Of The Westmorland

    5:20

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    The Witch Of The Westmorland · Stan Rogers

    Between The Breaks…Live!

    ℗ 1979 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her

    2:59

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    Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her · Stan Rogers

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall

    ℗ 1999 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • 45 Years

    3:44

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    45 Years · Stan Rogers

    Home In Halifax

    ℗ 1993 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Fogartys Cove

    39:28

    Album: Fogarty's Cove
    Musical Genius: Stan Rogers

    Booklet forward:
    Welcome to Fogarty's Cove. There is no such place. At least on any map. But if you trace with your finger along the shore of Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, from the town of Guysborough north-east toward Canso Town (as differentiated from the Canso Strait), you will encounter names like Halfway Cove, Queensport, Half Island Cove, Fox Island Cove, Hazel Hill and Canso herself, where my mother was born and where she grew up. She married a Pictou Country boy, and when I was born she took me 'home' to show me to the folks.

    Mom's brothers, most of them, anyway, played or sang or both, and I guess it naturally followed that one of my earliest memories would be of my uncles sitting around my grandparents' kitchen, 'half shot', playing guitars (some of them home-built) and singing old tear-jerkers by Will Carter, Hank Snow, and Hank Williams, with Aunt June and Mom and all the rest joining in, in more-or-less harmony, while Dad looked on, smiled, and played referee. It was one of those uncles, Lee Bushell, who made me my first guitar when I was five, out of Ontario birch, welding rods, and an old toothbrush. A fine-sounding instrument - I still have it...

    I guess you might say that my roots are pretty firmly set in that part of the world. So much so, I suppose, that when Aunt June (by now Mrs. Sam Jarvis) suggested that I start writing song about the place, I couldn't resist, and 'Fogarty's Cove' came along. Most of the other songs on this album, and indeed the whole idea behind it, evolved from there. The single exception is 'Maid on the Shore', a traditional Newfoundland tune which I learned from a couple of Annapolis Valley boys, Mike and Tim Curry, when we shared an apartment in London, Ontario. Many were the nights over much home-brew...

    This is my first album, and I hope you enjoy it. It's really where I'm from (thanks to a great producer and some sensitive musicians) and I think that's appropriate for a first album. But if you don't like it, I make no apologies, but refer you, instead, to my aunt, June Jarvis, in Canso, N.S. After all, this whole thing was her idea!

    -Stan Rogers

    Track listing:

    1: Watching the Apples Grow
    2: Forty-Five Years
    3: Fogarty's Cove
    4: The Maid on the Shore
    5: Barrett's Privateers
    6: Fisherman's Wharf
    7: Giant
    8: The Rawdon Hills
    9: Plenty of Hornpipe
    10: The Wreck of the Athens Queen
    11: Make and Break Harbour
    12: Finch's Complaint/Giant's Reprise

  • Lies

    5:44

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    Lies · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Flying

    3:41

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    Flying · Stan Rogers

    From Fresh Water

    ℗ 1984 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Free in the Harbour

    3:57

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    Free in the Harbour · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Lock-keeper

    5:30

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    Lock-keeper · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The Flowers Of Bermuda

    3:48

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    The Flowers Of Bermuda · Stan Rogers

    Between The Breaks…Live!

    ℗ 1979 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - Bluenose

    3:45

    Stan Rogers - Bluenose

  • Giant

    3:36

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    Giant · Stan Rogers

    Fogarty's Cove

    ℗ 1977 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • White Squall

    5:03

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    White Squall · Stan Rogers

    The Very Best of Stan Rogers

    ℗ 2009 Fogarty's Cove Music & Cole Harbour Music Ltd.

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Barretts Privateers

    4:33

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    Barrett's Privateers · Stan Rogers

    Between The Breaks…Live!

    ℗ 1979 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Song of the Candle

    6:40

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    Song of the Candle · Stan Rogers

    Turnaround

    ℗ 1978 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The Nancy

    4:03

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    The Nancy · Stan Rogers

    From Fresh Water

    ℗ 1984 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • MacDonnell on the Heights

    3:46

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    MacDonnell on the Heights · Stan Rogers

    From Fresh Water

    ℗ 1984 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The House of Orange

    4:39

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    The House of Orange · Stan Rogers

    From Fresh Water

    ℗ 1984 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The Wreck Of The Athens Queen

    3:02

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    The Wreck Of The Athens Queen · Stan Rogers

    Fogarty's Cove

    ℗ 1977 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Bluenose

    3:45

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    Bluenose · Stan Rogers

    Turnaround

    ℗ 1978 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Rolling Down To Old Maui

    3:39

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    Rolling Down To Old Maui · Stan Rogers

    Between The Breaks…Live!

    ℗ 1979 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • The Maid On The Shore

    3:45

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    The Maid On The Shore · Stan Rogers

    Fogarty's Cove

    ℗ 1977 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Tiny Fish for Japan

    3:30

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    Tiny Fish for Japan · Stan Rogers

    From Fresh Water

    ℗ 1984 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Stan Rogers - Oh No, Not I

    3:36

    Oh No, Not I, a traditional song arranged by Stan Rogers from his first album, Turnaround. Enjoy!

  • Stan Rogers - Leave Her, Johnny

    2:56

    Now on Youtube!

  • Stan Rogers - Pharisee

    3:45

    Title: Pharisee
    Musical genius: Stan Rogers
    Album: From Coffee House to Concert Hall

    From Coffee House To Concert Hall is a compilation album of unreleased songs which were recorded before Stan's death.

  • Lies Stan Rogers

    5:53

    Stan Rogers performs Lies Vocal , 12 string guitar, 6 string guitar, Stan Rogers; Garnet Roges, fiddle; Jim Morison,bass; Paul Mills 6 string guitar. Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1982...A year after his tragic death in 1983, Stan Rogers was posthumously awarded the Diplome d'Honneur by the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

  • Harris And The Mare

    7:04

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    Harris And The Mare · Stan Rogers

    Between The Breaks…Live!

    ℗ 1979 Fogarty's Cove Music

    Released on: 2011-03-01

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  • Louises Song - Stan Rogers

    3:44

    Louise's Song by Stan Rogers

    I would have been here sooner,
    Your note came yesterday,
    But, yesterday was crazy;
    There was much to square away.
    Then I tried to come this morning,
    But the old car wouldn't run
    And the buses run so slowly,
    There was nothing to be done.

    But you, you don't need my troubles,
    I'm here now, anyway,
    And there's nothing left behind me
    To say I cannot stay.
    When I told you that I love you,
    I said' Call me anytime,
    And especially when you need someone
    When things get out of line

    Chorus:
    And oh, there's a burning in your eyes
    And the hand you put in mine won't stop trembling.
    Oh, tell me what you're going through,
    'Cause all I want to do is be protecting.
    No! All those shadows on your face,
    They look so out of place, they should be sunlight.
    I want to take you when the smile returns
    And keep you from the night
    And wake up to see me in your eyes.

    I don't know how we happened,
    When we're kept so far apart.
    There sure are lots worse prisons
    Than the kind with iron bars;
    And it almost makes me crazy
    To see you hurt inside,
    When you're beautiful and really need
    To let things open wide.

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