Llangollen Dreams

by Ian H Bruce (2009)

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(G)On the way from Llangollen on each (C)long lockless pound
This (D)boatmanís on auto, my (C)brain has shut down
But (Am)memories are stirring of (Em)far distant days
Which through (D)age are now viewed through a (C)rose-tinted (G)haze
The (D)time the stove rattled and the (C)chimney pipe shook
That (D)night we made love above the (C)locks at Grindley (G)Brook
In my (D)dreams
Refrain : In your (G)dreams

On each tiresome straight stretch time itself slows
The tillerís inactive and the brainís comatose
But memories are stirring of far distant days
Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze
Of the time the boat rocked as if tíwere at sea
That night we made love beside the bridge at Wrenbury

Now canal-sides in Wales appear covered in sheep
But constant exposure makes eyes heavy with sleep
So memories are stirring of far distant days
Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze
Of the time we made tidal waves crash on the shore
That night we made love outside the pub at Willey Moor

As the current flows onward, we drift across Whixall Moss
But for flora and fauna, well, I donít give a toss
So memories are stirring of far distant days
Which through age are now viewed through a rose-tinted haze
The time I lay lifeless like a chicken freshly plucked
That night we made love on Pontyscyllate Aqueduct

The monotonous channel, the engines dull thud
But brain cells are stirring in their sea of thick mud
So to hell with those memories, thereís ambition left yet
Iím no washed-out old tom-cat thatís been seen bythe vet
A thought leaps from nowhere, my heart is now racing
I think weíll make love in the new Llangollen basin

I play this with the above chords and a capo in position 3.