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Derry Down, for Joel Alter

Derry Down
for Joel Alter, 1939-2012

Now I wander on the shore;
I have oft been here before,
with no coin for the ferryman.
Derry down.

Derry down.
Derry down, derry down,
with no coin for the ferryman.

Then a buzzard on a tree
came a-sidling up to me,
in the shadow of the ferryman.
Derry down.

Derry down.
Derry down, derry down,
in the shadow of the ferryman.

Oh good sir, you might pass,
but a riddle I must ask
for the coin of the ferryman.
Derry down.

Derry down.
Derry down, derry down,
for the coin of the ferryman.

Who’s the one man who’s been free
throughout all eternity–
that’s the coin of the ferryman.
Derry down.

Derry down.
Derry down, derry down,
that’s the coin for the ferryman.

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One comment

  1. laura writes:

    miss the ole buzzard, yes i do

    April 21st, 2014 at 7:20 am

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