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Don't Pay The Ferryman

Chris De Burgh

1983

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Top 40

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A-kant Titel

Don't Pay The Ferryman

A-kant Lengte

3:22

A-kant Componist(en)

Chris de Burgh

A-kant Producer(s)

Rupert Hine

B-kant titel

All The Love I Have Inside

B-kant lengte

3:15

B-kant componist(en)

Chris de Burgh

B-kant producer(s)

Rupert Hine

Platenlabel

A&M

Hoogste positie UK

48

Hoogste positie US

34

Album

The Getaway

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It was late at night on the open road,
Speeding like a man on the run,
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey;

He is closer now and the search is on,
Reading from a map in the mind,
Yes there's the ragged hill,
And there's the boat on the river.
And when the rain came down,
He heard a wild dog howl,
There were voices in the night - "Don't do it!"
Voices out of sight - "Don't do it!
Too many men have failed before,
Whatever you do,

Don't pay the ferryman,
Don't even fix a price,
Don't pay the ferryman,
Until he gets you to the other side;"
In the rolling mist, then he gets on board,
Now there'll be no turning back,
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder,
And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared,
And people calling out his name,
And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned
On the water. And then the ferryman said,
"There is trouble ahead,
So you must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"
"You must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"
And still that voice came from beyond,
"Whatever you do,

Don't pay the ferryman,
Don't even fix a price,
Don't pay the ferryman,
Until he gets you to the other side;

Don't pay - the ferryman!"

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