Ballad of Lorraine and Frank

from by Ed Muirhead

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about

Loosely based on a fragment of family history, then written after a visit to North-West Canada

lyrics

Great-Grandpa Frank came to these plains
to find his fortune, make his name.
And with his lover, sweet Lorraine
they'd live the life they dreamed of.

They sailed upon the great Atlantic,
struck an iceberg, nearly sank.
But young Lorraine held on to Frank,
they'd live the life they dreamed of.

The winters came down harsh and cold
but love was warm and bright and bold.
They thanked their Lord as they grew old.
and lived the life they dreamed of.

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They lost a child in Nova Scotia,
swapped their faith for raw emotion.
Found faith again, and deep devotion
to live the life they dreamed of.

And when they finally settled down
in this small Alberta town.
Lorraine and Frank did make a vow
to live the life they dreamed of.

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Way up north the land gets wild,
lonely roads that stretch for miles.
The soul-crossed lovers had a while
to live the life they dreamed of.

They worked the land for thirty years,
gave it all: blood, sweat and tears.
Fair and true through joy and fear,
they lived the life they dreamed of.

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They say the old man lost his sight,
then his hearing and his mind.
But he still had his true delight
and lived the life they dreamed of.

And when I think about those two
despite the hard times they saw through,
they showed a way for me and you
to live the life we dream of.

credits

from Simple Life, released October 4, 2013
Ruaraidh Proctor: Bagpipes
Graeme White: Backing Vocals
Ed Muirhead: Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Accordion, Bass, Percussion
Recorded at TPot Studio by Robin Wynn Evans & Tattie Shed by Ed

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