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When I was a lad ...

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I remember when I was a lad

Walking by the Tyne,

Walking with me dad

And everything was fine.

The wind it was howling

Hail was in my face,

But i remember loving it

It was my special place.

I remember when I was a lad

When I fished the Mill Dam,

I fished it when I was a boy

And fished it while a man.

My memories are still clear

Of days long ago ,

Sitting on Shields beach

Watching the tide flow.

I remember when I was a lad

All those years ago,

Now I sit and wonder

Where did all those years go

Those days are gone forever

But its not all bad ,

Because I can still remember

When I was just a lad .

Kenneth McIntyre

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