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  1. Wild Geese

From the recording Hard To Find

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A jaunty song about confinement and regret.

Lyrics

This is a song about a woman
I met her in the old by and by
Me and her in that bar room
It was a dangerous mix of tequila and rye
And I wish I’d known back then
About all the lives I was gonna wreck
I’d be in some kind of state of grace
Instead of sitting here trying to forget
Well, you know, she wasn’t so pretty
And I didn’t think she’d mean that much to me
But I knew she was somebody’s darlin’
She’s be someone’s best memory
So this is a song for her
And for that night we met
She had a rose tattoo on her thigh
Lord, do I regret

Note: with acknowledgement to Bob Shields


Wild Geese

I love you my loving darling
Forgive me for what I’ve done
I’ve done wrong once too often
Now I’ve lost what I had found

I lost the name I was given
Paid the price for my crime
Now I’m just another number
Doing ten in a twelve by nine

Take my heart now it’s broken
Lost my sweetheart divine
It was my one, my one and only temptation
I had water but I wanted wine

I close my eyes and we’re together
I can taste the morning dew
I hear bird’s call and responding
Can you hear me calling you?

I remember late one evening
As the sky was growing dark
I saw wild geese on the river
Taking flight and heading north

Take my heart now it’s broken
Lost my sweetheart divine
It was my one, my one and only temptation
I had water but I wanted wine

© Wild Geese words & music by Tom Fairnie 2000