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Please pay your Ferry Man

Please pay your Ferry Man

Inspired by Chris de Burgh “Don’t pay the ferryman” from his 1982 album “The Getaway”.

1

It was late at night on the open road

Speeding like a man on the run

A lifetime spent preparing for the journey

He is closer now and the search is on

Reading from a map in the mind

Yes there’s the ragged hill

And there’s the boat on the river

And when the rain came down

He heard a wild dog howl

There were voices in the night, “Don’t do it”

Voices out of sight, “Don’t do it”

Too many men have failed before

R

“Whatever you do

Please pay your ferryman

Please fix your price

Please pay your ferryman

That he gets you to the other side”

2

In the rolling mist then he gets on board

Now there’ll be no turning back

Beware that hooded old man at the rudder

And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared

And people calling out his name

And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned

On the water

And then the ferryman said

“There is trouble ahead

So you must pay me now,” “Please do it”

“You must pay me now,” “Please do it”

And still that voice came from beyond

R

“Whatever you do

Please pay your ferryman

Please fix your price

If you don’t pay your ferryman

He might throw you over board”

Conclusion

Please pay your ferryman

Please fix your price

Please pay your ferryman

That he gets you to the other side

Please pay your ferryman

Please fix your price

Please pay your ferryman

That he does remember you on the other side

Please pay your ferryman

Please fix your price

Please pay your ferryman

That he doesn’t throw you over board

Please pay your ferryman

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