Stuck On My Boating Life

by John Hayward

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Chorus:
I’m [D]stuck on my [E7]boating life
I [A]narrowboat through [D]locks
Where [A]country meets the [Gb min]city
From [Cb min]fields to urban [E7]docks
I’m [D]stuck on my boating life
The [A]towpath, bridge and [D]quay
I [A]know that it’s [Gb min]forever
It’s the [Cb min]only [E7]life for [A]me

I know my friends don’t [Gb min]envy me
They [Cb min]think it’s very [E7]strange
For [D]they’ve a house and car and kids
[E7]And never want to change
But I [A]know the rest[Cb min]rictions
Of [Cb min]debt and [E7]a career
I’m [A]gonna stay [Gb min]forever
I [Cb min]always [E7]will be [A]here

Chorus

As years go by I know that I
Will always want to roam
North to south and east to west
Where’s I moor my home
I’ll go along my chosen path
Until my dying day
Spread my ashes on the Union
I want to go that way

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The sleeve notes state that the idea for this song came from a visit to Florida where songs about the joys of local life and location abound. If Miami and its climate, the Keys and the easy life - then why not Walsall and the canal?
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