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World's Gone By

The old dog lies on the warm stone hearth 

And he dreams of the world with a sigh, with a sigh,

As the fire burns low in the slow-rising dark, 

For the world’s gone by, gone by


His mind flows back to a day so fair 

To a stick leap hot breath wind whirl joy

To the sun-warmed sky and the sea-filled air

And his love without end for his boy 

His love without end for his boy 


For the world’s gone by and the world’s gone by, gone by, gone by, gone by     x2


     Now a strange man sits with trembling pen 

     Signing papers that came on the wire,  

     But the dog is a-dance on the sand in the sun 

     As he sleeps and he sighs by the fire

And the slow-fading scent of his boy in this room, 

Lit by grey fur blown gold from the flame, 

Is as fresh in the dream of the dog on the stone 

As the kiss of the sun and the joy of his game  

     …And he hears the boy call out his name 


For the world’s gone by and the world’s gone by, 

gone by, gone by, gone by   x4

Original song ©2020 Squeaky Toy Music

All Rights Reserved

Song recorded, engineered and mixed by Matthias Stockert, Erlangen, Germany.

Drums and percussion: Sean McDaniel.

Electric guitar: Matthias Stockert

Mandolin: Dave Bagdade

Acoustic guitar: Adam Steinberg

Stand-up bass, horns and other instruments: Adam Steinberg and Garageband

© 2020 Adam M. Steinberg / dba Squeaky Toy Music. All rights reserved.                                   ASCAP

All lyrics, music and other writing by Adam Steinberg unless otherwise noted.

See Terms page for bibliography of images.

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