Big River Karaoke Jimmy Nail

Karaoke Big River Jimmy Nail

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Walking on cobbled stones little bits of skin and bone
Jumping on a tram car for a ride
I can remember then 'cos I was just a boy of ten
Hanging around the old Quayside
Now all the capstans and the cargo boats and Stevedores are gone
To where all the old ships go but memories just like the sea live on
'Cos that was when coal was King the river was a living thing
And I was just a boy but it was mine the coal Tyne
For this was a big river
I want you all to know that I was proud
This was a big river but that was long ago
That's not now that's not now
My father was a working man he earned our living with his hands
He had to cross the river every day
He picked up a Union card out of the Neptune yard mouths to feed and bills to pay
There came a time for him to sail across the seas and far away
And finally when that war was won
You brought him home and home he stayed
And when his days were done under a golden sun
You took him back to where he longed to be
Back to the sea
For this was a big river
I want you all to know that I was proud
This was a big river but that was long ago
That's not now that's not now
That's not now
The Neptune was the last to go
I heard it on my radio
And then they played the latest number one
But what do they do all day? and what are they
Supposed to say? what does a father tell his son?
If you believe that there's a bond
Between our future and our past
And try to hold on to what we have
We build them strong we built to last
'Cos this is a mighty town it's build upon a solid ground
And everything they've tried so hard to kill
We will rebuild
For this is a big river
I want you all to know that I was proud
This is a big river but that was long ago that's not now
And this is a big big river and in my heart I know
It will rise again the river will rise again

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