Castles and Roses

by John Harris (2017)

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Chorus :
I'll paint you a castle, I'll paint you a rose
I'll paint you a cottage where still water flows
A cottage with violets and a small garden too
To spend all our days - the horse, me and you

No time to stop, we work dawn to dusk
The horse needs to rest but push him we must
The kids take their turn to lead or to steer
It's a life on the water from their very first year

Chorus

The horse will be resting, not toiling away
In a meadow of wild flowers the children will play
We'll sip old ale and live out our days
Grow our own foodstuff in old fashioned ways

Coda :
We have a dream both me and you
But it's only a painting, It'll never come true
My thanks to John Harris who wrote this song in 2017 for a show entitled "Coal & Canals". The recording features Anne Beeson on vocals backed by the Zouch Band.