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Dunbarton

Tight knit family
Come from the old country
At the bottom of John Street
In what they used to call "dog town"
The sounds of the factory
God up in the belfry
The geese down in the eddies
Where the river tumbles down

Where the river tumbles down to the sea
And the shores of man's new shining city

A single thread so fine
But when the strands combined
Every spool of twine
Tested strong as steel
Woman, child and man
The work of many hands
What a back could stand
And fingertips could feel

Where the river tumbles down to the sea
And the shores of man's new shining city

A seventy-year run
The whistle bade them come
The whistle sent them home
To sing and dance and dream....

Folks can point you there
And if you chance to care
You can sneak in where
The fence is fallen down

Wind and sun and rain 
Nature does reclaim
Weeds and bricks remain
To be swallowed by the ground

Where the river tumbles down to the sea
And the shores of man's new shining city

© 2017 by Bob Warren

The Album - My Town


From the album My Town