'39 - Live, European Tour / 1979

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In the year of '39 assembled here the Volunteers
In the days when the lands were few
And the ship sailed out into the blue and misty morn
The sweetest sight ever seen.

And the night followed day
And the story teller said
That the score brave souls inside
For so many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas
In the back, never feared, never cried

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew.

In the year of '39 trouble ship came from the blue
Volunteers came home that day
And they bring good news from a world so newly born
Though their hearts so heavily weigh
And the earth is old and grey, to a new home we're away
But my love this cannot be

For so many years have gone and I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes in your eyes cry to me.
Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For a day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew.

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
All your letters in the sand
Can not heal me like your hand

All my life
Still ahead
Pity Me.