Sixteen Miles

Words and Music by: Gordon Lightfoot

Recorded by Gordon Lightfoot on: UAS6487, BGO CD166,  BCD15576


Early in the morning
When the dew is on
Each and ev'ry rosebud
You will find me gone
So knock me down and pick me up
And knock me down again
Break my heart steal my gold
And slander my good name

Seven lonely hours
On the morning train
Take me to a place
Where I won't come back again
Seven lonely Pullmans
Speedin' down the line
Takin' me away
From an old love of mine

Sixteen miles to Seven Lakes
'Way up among the pines
In some hidden valley
Where the twirlin' river twines
Where the fish swim up and down
And the sparklin' waters fall
Where the thunder rolls
And the lonely puma calls

Somewhere on the mountain
I'll take another name
Rid my mind of memories
And start my life again
Somewhere in the wilderness
I'll build a cabin small
Then forget so I
Won't remember you at all