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All You Can Do

Martha P. Hogan, ©1984 Cowhand Music (BMI)

Vocals and guitar - Lui
Dulcimer - Leo Kretzner
Fiddles - Joe Gerhard and John Cunningham
Cello - David Darling
Harmony vocals - Sally Rogers & Howard Bursen
Bell tree - John Cunningham

"No one can promise you'll die when you're sleeping, not cry when you're keeping yourself fine and free. There's no reason to search for another way out, only hope you can shout when you leave."

You poured your dreams out
the hours go slowly
You punch in, the only
remembrance of what
you held high, and
relinquished, will
fade in the daylight.
You work, and
collect your pay.

Chorus:

All you can do
See the harvest through
What you reap is never
The price you have paid
All you can do
See the season out
And the leaf will die
And the fruit will drop.

You poured your heart out
to one who recalls
all the love
you have called, she
refused.
You confuse every moment
of moonlight with magic
no true light.
It's tragic,
no stars in her eyes.

Chorus

No one can promise
you'll die when you're
sleeping, not cry
when you're keeping yourself
fine and free.
There's no reason to
search for another
way out. Only hope
you can shout when you leave.

Chorus