"Fiddlers Green" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
september seventeen
for a girl i know it's mother's day
her son has gone alee
and that's where he will stay
wind on the weathervane
tearing blue eyes sailor-mean
as falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain
for a boy in fiddler's green
his tiny knotted heart
well, i guess it never worked too good
the timber tore apart
and the water gorged the wood
you can hear her whispered prayer
for men at masts that always lean
that same wind that moves her hair
moves a boy through fiddler's green
ohhhh nothing changed anyway
ahh nothing's changed anyway
ahh anytime the day
he doesn't know a soul
and there's nowhere that he's really been
but he won't travel long alone
no, not in fiddler's green
balloons all filled with rain
as children's eyes turn sleepy-mean
and falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain
for a boy in fiddler's green

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    General CommentGreat Cover...This song was initially done by The Tragically Hip. I suggest the original as well.
    OpinionHeadon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Gord Downie's (Tragically Hip) nephew who died of a congenital heart defect as an infant.

    Hence the 'Hip not playing it live often until recently. It was too painful.
    thecrossboneon June 01, 2014   Link

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