OLD FRIENDS lyrics (Mary McCaslin)

Mary McCaslin wrote this wonderful song in 1977. Over thirty years later, it gets better and truer with age. I could not find the lyrics anywhere, so transcribed them by hand. The tune is available from Apple Store, Amazon and elsewhere as a hit MP3 single for about 99 cents.

 

OLD FRIENDS by Mary McCaslin ©1977

I saw an old friend the other day
In San Francisco by the Bay
Took me back to only yesterday
The years somehow that slip away

And after talked about the days gone by
Brushed a tear away by the side
We promised not to let it be this long
Like the old refrain from the old old song

Remember old friends we made along the way
The gifts they gave that stay with us every day

Looking back it makes me wonder
Where we’re going how long we’ll stay
I know the road brings rain and thunder
But for the journey what will we pay

I often think the times be crazier
As this whole world goes round and round
Just the memory makes it easier
As the highway goes up and down

Remember old friends we’ve made along the way
The gifts they’ve given stay with us every day

Make their words come back to me
There’s a few I will no longer see
Faces will we see no more along the road
There’ll be a few less hands to hold

But for the ones whose turn is ended
Though they started so much the same
In the hearts of those befriended
Burns a candle with a silver flame

Remember old friends we’ve made along the way
The gifts they’ve given stay with us every day
Remember old friends we’ve made along the way
The gifts they’ve given stay with us every day

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