Seals & Crofts

Seals & Crofts - The Boy Down the Road lyrics

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(lyrics by James Seals; music by James Seals & Dash Crofts, 1971)

From the album SUMMER BREEZE (1972).

Long long ago in a house up the road

Lived a maiden so beautiful.

Day after day she looked the same old way

As the sun shone off her hair of gold.

Someday I would go there and ask for her hand

Just as soon as I become a man.

In the afternoon she'd sit in the shade

And wave as I watched from down the road.

Time after time I wished my head to lay

In her arms and at last she would know.

Then one day a stranger came to call

And took her far away from down the road.

I watched 'til the dusk from the fields down below,

But in vain for the night began to fall.

Then came the message that summoned me to town,

And my knees gave way to the ground.

Spoken: They say that this message came with her dying breath,

The very last words she ever spoke:

Give my love to the boy down the road,

And tell him not to cry, for I know.

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