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I Cannot Sing The Old Songs

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lyrics

I cannot sing the old songs
Their charm is sad and deep
Their melodies would waken
Old sorrows from their sleep
And though all unforgotten still
And sadly sweet they be
I cannot sing the old songs
They are too dear to me

I cannot sing the old songs
I sang long years ago
For heart and voice would fail me
And foolish tears would flow
For bygone hours come o’er my heart
With each familiar strain
I cannot sing the old songs
Or dream those dreams again

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from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Brian Dewan at home
Catskill, New York, June 2007
Mastered by Dave McNair

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Brian Dewan Catskill, New York

Brian Dewan presents The Humanitarium—a series of folk compilations featuring songs he’s unearthed in old schoolbooks, at garage sales, in attics and basements, arranged for his instruments of choice: autoharp, electric zither, organ and accordion. Fans of Brian's original albums, his art, and his work with They Might Be Giants and the Blue Man Group will treasure the Humanitarium series. ... more

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