Blackie (demo)

by Will Black

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"I wrote this song for my Grandpa about how he first met Grandma on VE Day in London 1945.
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Londontown in the streets for a party that night
Victory Day in the spring of 1945
Gordon knew a girl who knew a girl they thought I'd like
What the hell I thought, war is over, time to live my life right
To the Thames on Gordon's bike we took a ride
Brought our bottle of whiskey, so proud, Canadian Dry
With the widows, the soldiers, the sailors, the airmen and the children we cheered for our side
At the party everybody was there, but only you caught my eye

Life grows short, the good and bad
We got the best of the years we shared
I was there, you were too
It took a World War to bring the love we knew
You were my bride

Love at first sight was no fairytale that day
When Elaine walked on over there was nothing I could say
Words stuck in my throat, my tongue went dry
But she knew what was on my mind, put her hand in mine
Spirits and Elaine got acquainted for the first time in life
So I stole her away, someplace safe, she'd feel right
We talked and we shared, we loved and we cared in a teahouse for the rest of that night
And at the end of it all over a cup I proposed, "Be my wife."

Life grows short, the good and bad
We got the best of the years we shared
I was there, you were too
It took a World War to bring the love we knew
You were my bride

Into the Thames we threw the whiskey and parted ways
She went home to her parents, I went back to the base
I'd see her again someday soon but it was a shame
Blackie was what they called me
She never knew my name

Life grows short, the good and bad
We got the best of the years we shared
I was there, you were too
It took a World War to bring the love we knew
Life goes quick, young and old
Our love was to have and to hold
You held me, I held you
57 years a dream come true
You were my bride
You were my bride

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released 18 August 2015
WILL BLACK Vocals, Guitar

Written by Will Black © 2015 (SOCAN)

Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Will Black

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Will Black Hamilton, Bermuda

Canadian musician Will Black wants to be your new rock 'n roll superhero! Bon Jovi vs. Aerosmith with a shot of Springsteen ;)

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