Sing my Song


By Mick Ryan
As Sung by Pete Watkinson May 25, 2002, at the GottaGetGon2002 folk music festival.
transcription by John Roberts

When I was a younger man
I did my very best
I worked with young ambition
With little time to rest
They were days of hard endeavor
They were full and they were long
But I’m happy now if I can sing my song.

  Chorus: 
Sing my song,
Sing my song,
I’m happy in the place where I belong
If I can sing the songs I love
And old friends sing along
Then I’m happy now if I can sing my song.

Play the melody  (MIDI file)
see music below

Mick Ryan & Pete Watkinson
Mick Ryan  & Pete Watkinson
If I can watch my dogs run
with a long and lovely stride
It fills my eyes with pleasure
And my heart with harmless pride
They give me love and welcome in the place
Were I belong
And I’m happy now if I can sing my song.   Chorus

If I can work a piece of wood
And smoothe it with my hand
I’ll build a sense of order
In a world I understand
And what I make will mark my passing
When I’m dead and gone
And I’m happy now if I can sing my song.   Chorus

Each voice someday must fade away
And so I say to you
Sing out, sing up, sing with me
What better can we do
Sing tenor, bass or baritone
Sing gentle or sing strong
Be happy for the day you sing your song.

Sing your song
Sing your song
Be happy in the place where you belong
If you can sing the songs you love
And old friends sing along
Be happy for the day you sing your song.
Play the song sung by Pete Watkinson
(500kb)
 Needs some special software like winamp on PC or Quicktime etc.  Also it will take a while to transfer unless you have a high speed line.
Copyright Mick Ryan 2002

Sheet Music



Thanks to John Roberts for the transcription and midi file.And of course Pete Watkinson for bringing it to us and Mick Ryan for writing the song and giving PSG permission to publish it for ourselves.