January 13, 2019

Tall Tales and True

There was an old man who lived ‘round the corner

Across from the five and dime store

On his chest hung the moth eaten medals

He fought for and won in the war

I remember Jim down at the local

Delighting the people he met

With his stories so touching and vivid

Of the times he would never forget

Chorus: Old tales and new

Tall tales and true

Ripping yarns

Men at arms

Red white and blue

Boys own adventures

Tall tales and true

Jim would walk to the park in the evenings

Sit down on his favourite seat

And he’d feed all the sparrows and finches

From a bag that he kept by his feet

All the kids from the park called him Granpa

We all loved him the way children do

Like Indians we squatted around him

As he’d tell us a story or two

Chorus: Old tales and new

Tall tales and true

Ripping yarns

Men at arms

Red white and blue

Boys own adventures

Tall tales and true

Now the kids from the park have all grown up

We’re married with kids of our own

But the old man lies up on the hill side

Immortal he rests there in stone

And as I gaze at the grave I can see him

He’s smiling his face all aglow

And I somehow believe I can hear him

And the stories he told long ago

Chorus: Old tales and new

Tall tales and true

Ripping yarns

Men at arms

Red white and blue

Boys own adventures

Tall tales and true

Chorus: Old tales and new

Tall tales and true

Once upon a times

Nursery rhymes

I remember you

Boys own adventures

Tall tales and true