Allentown

The tree that stands near Allentown
only a few leaves grow per season
if you sit there very close to him
to his stories you might listen

He’s seen generations growing up
Seen generations dying
He heard the laughter of the kids
Heard lonely people’s cryin’

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The tree just outside Allentown, high upon the hill
When we all are dead and gone, that tree will stand still
a witness to the long gone times a witness of the past
a witness of the century who will forever last

Saw Marchin’ soldiers singing songs
Of reasons for their fighting
He saw the girls waitin’ for their loves
So many evenings passin’

If you look at the ole tree’s gray bark
it looks quite old and rotten
Engraved dates and names to read
of people long forgotten

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When we all are dead and gone, that tree will stand still

Young Tom was playin’ hide and seek
With little Nina Leffard
Tom carved her name into the bark
It’s already heavy weathered

T and N forever love
Nineteen forty-seven
Nina left down to Madrid
To find her own sweet heaven

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S and D a heart around
Engraved in that old oak-tree
Deirdre married Bobby Keath
While Sam died for his country

Is P and J that Pat and Jill
That spent here evenings kissin’
That Jill who’s waiting for sailor Pat
Who went forever missin’

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When we all are dead and gone, that tree will stand still

 

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