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Forefathers


by Fogelberg Dan. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


They came from Scandinavia
The land of midnight sun
And crossed the North Atlantic
When this century was young
They'd heard that in America
Every man was free
To live the way he chose to live
And be who he could be.
Some of them were farmers there
And tilled the frozen soil
But all they got was poverty
For all their earnest toil
They say one was a sailor
Who sailed the wide world round
Made home port--got drunk one night
Walked off the pier and drowned.
My mother was of Scottish blood
It's there that she was born
They brought her to America in 1924
They left behind the highlands
And the heather covered hills
And came to find America
With broad, expectant dreams
And iron wills.
My grandad worked the steel mills
Of central Illinois
His daughter was his jewel
His son was just his boy
For thirty years he worked the mills
And stoked the coke-fed fires
And looked toward the day
When he'd at last turn 65
And could retire.
Chorus
And the sons become the fathers
And the daughters will be wives
As the torch is passed from hand to hand
And we struggle through our lives
Though the generations wander
The lineage survives
And all of us
From dust to dust
We all become forefathers
By and by.
The woman and the man were wed
Just after the war
And they settled in this river town
And three fine sons she bore
One became a lawyer
And one fine pictures drew
And one became this lonely soul
Who sits here now
And sings this song to you.
(Repeat chorus)



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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. A Love Like This
  2. A Voice for Peace
  3. All There Is
  4. Along the Road
  5. Anastasias Eyes
  6. Anyway I Love You
  7. As the Raven Flies
  8. Aurora Nova, the Wild Places
  9. Beggars Game
  10. Better Change
  11. Blind to the Truth
  12. Bones in the Sky
  13. Captured Angel
  14. Changing Horses
  15. Crow
  16. Dancing Shoes
  17. Empty Cages
  18. Ever On
  19. Exiles
  20. Face the Fire
  21. Faces of America
  22. False Faces
  23. Forefathers
  24. Ghosts
  25. Give Me Some Time
  26. Go Down Easy
  27. Gypsy Wind
  28. Hard to Say
  29. Heart Hotels
  30. Hearts in Decline
  31. Higher Ground
  32. Holy Road
  33. Illinois
  34. In the Passage
  35. Is This Magic
  36. Leader of the Band
  37. Lonely in Love
  38. Long Way Home
  39. Loose Ends
  40. Lost in the Sun
  41. Love Gone By
  42. Magic Every Moment
  43. Make Love Stay
  44. Missing You
  45. More Than Ever
  46. Morning Sky
  47. Netherlands
  48. Next Time
  49. Nexus
  50. Old Tennessee
  51. Once Upon a Time
  52. Only the Heart May Know
  53. Our Last Farewell
  54. Part of the Plan
  55. Phoenix
  56. River of Souls
  57. Run for the Roses
  58. Same Auld Lang Syne
  59. Same Old Lang Syne
  60. Scarecrows Dream
  61. Seeing You Again
  62. Serengeti Moon
  63. She Dont Look Back
  64. Song from Half Mountain
  65. Song of the Sea
  66. Stars
  67. Telling You Stories
  68. The Face of Love
  69. The Innocent Age
  70. The Last Nail
  71. The Lions Share
  72. The Minstrel
  73. The Power of Gold
  74. The Reach
  75. The River
  76. The Spirit Trail
  77. The Way It Must Be
  78. Theres a Place in the World for a Gambler
  79. Times Like These
  80. To the Morning
  81. What Youre Doing
  82. Wishing on the Moon
  83. Wysteria

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