JUNE IS A COMIN'
GThe fall Cis the sunniest time of the year
DAnd theG mountains are clear every day,
ButC NovemberD it brings home the clouds and the rain once again,
AmDecember isD many warm nights by the fire
GReadingEm stories and sipping some beer,
WithAm the Cdays growingD longer, the end of the winter seems near.
GBut Csometime in March theres a magical day
WhenD the Gperfume of Springtime appears,
And Cthe flowersD and trees of Seattle all bloom in the rain,
Its Amthe Dtime of the year that the money runs short
AndG the Emsmell of the sea is so strong,
When Amthe boatsC are all Dpainted, the fishermen soon will be gone.
CJune Dis a coming, the salmon are running
And GIve got to Embe on my way,
AmI dont Dwant to leave you my darling
But GtheresC soG many more debts to pay,
CThey sayD that the catch will be bigger this year
AndG well Emall come home rich in the end,
AmI dont wantD to leave you my darling,
ButAm the netsD will be loaded by dawn,
AmJune isD a comingG and IC mustG be rolling along.
GWhen I Ccame home last fall we were married
And Dbought a Gsmall house seven blocks from the sound,
She Cgot a Djob as a waitress, I worked for a friend,
AmAt ChristmasD she told me she had a surprise
GBut IdEm have to wait six months or so,
AmI lookedC in herD eyes and I wondered if Id have to go.
GWe sit by Cthe fire and I strum my guitar
WithD myG little boy singing to me,
And it killsC me to watchD him and think Ill be leaving again,
AmSo I lookD through the papers and call up my friends
But Gthere isntEm enough work around,
AmAnd I findC myselfD walking the streets of a small fishing town.
By Dana Lyons, Copyright 1985
Dana Lyons: Guitar and Lead Vocals
Steve Anderson: Vocal Harmony
David Lange: Accordian; Dan Mohler: Bass