Stuck On My Boating Life

by John Hayward

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Chorus:
I’m stuck on my boating life
I narrowboat through locks
Where country meets the city
From fields to urban docks
I’m stuck on my boating life
The towpath, bridge and quay
I know that it’s forever
It’s the only life for me

I know my friends don’t envy me
They think it’s very strange
For they’ve a house and car and kids
And never want to change
But I know the restrictions
Of debt and a career
I’m gonna stay forever
I always will be here

Chorus

As years go by I know that I
Will always want to roam
North to south and east to west
Where’s I moor my home
I’ll go along my chosen path
Until my dying day
Spread my ashes on the Union
I want to go that way

Chorus

The sleeve notes state that the idea for this song came from a visit to Florida where songs about the joys of local life and location abound. If Miami and its climate, the Keys and the easy life - then why not Walsall and the canal?
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