From the recording Songs and Images - 2016

Lyrics

I sit like a toad on a mushroom
‘cross the wall of kitchen things.
Outside the wind swept leaves
harbor in the doorway
till that witchin’ whirl puts them in a spell
and sends them off dancing
like butterflies from Heaven.

“Did you know my father?”
I asked the waitress.
He used to come here sometimes, I know.
He had blond hair.
They called him Whitey.
Oh, Charlie, she said,
I’ve heard he's been sick,
I’ve heard a lot about you.
When you see him, tell him,
Irma said "Hello".

I don't know how to tell you
They called me on the phone.
Didn't talk to him that night, I know.
And the sky was gray. I felt so alone.
Needed someone to hold my hand.

She took my cup and she filled it.
The hurt will pass, you see, in time.
I saw your father about a month ago
in the bar next door
I heard him sing his favorite song
"Show Me The Way To Go Home"
Baby, the Lord will help you carry on.
I don't know how to tell you
They called me on the phone.
Didn't talk to him that night, I know.
And the sky was gray. I felt so alone.
Needed someone to hold my hand.

I sit like a toad on a mushroom
cradling coffee like a lost friend.
The autumn leaves wait in the doorway
for the witchin’ whirl
to put them in a spell
and send them off dancing
like butterflies from Heaven.

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Capo 3nd Fret
Tuning DADGBD
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Words and Music by Gary Browe
© 2015, Gary Browe, All Rights Reserved