Duncan

ŠPaul Simon, released on Paul Simon (album) 1972

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Couple in the next room

Bound to win a prize

They've been goin' at it all night long

Well, I'm trying t get some sleep

but these motel walls are cheap

Lincoln Duncan is my name

and here's my song

Here's my song

.

My father was a fisherman

my mama was the fisherman's friend

and I was born in the boredom and the chowder

So when I reached my prime

I left my home in the maritimes

Headed down the turnpike for New England

Sweet New England

.

Holes in my confidence

Holes in the knees of my jeans

I was left without a penny in my pocket

Oo-ooo-oo wee I was about

destituted as a kid could be

And I wished I wore a ring

so I could hock it

I'd like to hock it

.

A young girl in a parking lot

was preaching to a crowd

singing sacred songs and

reading from the Bible

Well I told her I was lost

and she told me all about the Pentecost

And I seen that girl as the road to my survival

.

Just later on the very same night

When I crept to her tent with a flashlight

and my long years of innocence ended

Well she took me to the woods sayin'

"Here comes somethin' and it feels so good!"

And just like a dog I was befriended

I was befriended

.

Oh, oh, what a night

Oh what a garden of delight

Even now that sweet memory lingers

I was playin' my guitar

lying underneath the stars

Just thankin' the Lord for my fingers

For my fingers

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