Itís time to pay the fiddler    (video)


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1. Well, it's time to pay the fiddler,

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††† and it's sad to know we've danced it all away,

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††† but the warm night's disappearing,

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††† leaving nothing but the cold hard light of day.


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2. And it's time to start erasing,

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††† all the rainbows we've been chasing in our minds,


††† we know there's no way of making

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††† other ties on us unravel and unwind.


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Yes, it's time to pay the fiddler,

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and today's the day the first instalment's due,

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for the rest of all my days I'll wonder why

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the maker mismatched me and you.

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But there's so much to consider like my wife and little children

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will need and want my love just like you do,

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now it's time to pay the fiddler, but before we pay the fiddler,

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let's ask him to, please, play one last final tune.


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3. Well, it's time to pay the fiddler,

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††† and there's naked sorrow dripping from your eyes,

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††† unrestrained and unashamed we love each other,

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††† now we've got to leave it lie.






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4. But I can feel my hands trembling

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††† as I search to find the handle on the door,

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††† so let's let the fiddler pull his magic bow

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††† across our heart strings just once more.


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††† (Cal Smith)