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Words Of Wisdom

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lyrics

There is wisdom in the proverbs of a bygone day
Much wisdom in the sayings that our fathers used to say
If we could but remember them they’d save us pain and woe
So listen while I tell you of those sayings if I may

You never miss the water ’til the well runs dry
And if you step upon a rake ’twill bop you in the eye
So save up all your money for a rainy day
And wait, wait, wait ’til the clouds roll by

You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink
So take a dose of aspirin if it hurts your head to think
And people in glass houses should pull down the window shades
And never, never, never bathe in the kitchen sink

For all that glitters, so they tell us, is not gold
And moss is never gathered by a stone that’s being rolled
But who in heaven’s name has any earthly use for moss
For you can’t get any younger when you’ve really gotten old

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from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul
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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