The Doctor's Door

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Mike wrote this tragic tale after he saw the movie "Sicko" by Michael Moore.

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The Doctor’s Door

In my youth I traveled
Over land and sea
I fell in love with a farmer’s daughter
And she fell in love with me

Before long we’d married
i took her from her home
Very shortly after that
Something went terribly wrong

I’d gotten her with child
We we’re of course overjoyed
Until the fever took her body
And neither of us were employed

I went to the door of the doctor
Said, “Help us, Sir, if you can”
He said he’d not see us without
Five gold pieces in our hand

“Sir, I’ve no gold pieces
But I’ll be forever in your debt
If you would only save my wife
And this unborn child I’ve never met.”

O, the night blew rainy
O, the night blew cold
And my young wife she died that night
Under the doctor’s door

Now that you’ve heard my story
Hang your head and cry
How the rich man turned his back
And let the poor woman die

In my youth I traveled
Over land and sea
I fell in love with a farmer’s daughter
And she fell in love with me

credits

from Waltz of the Chickadee, released March 20, 2009
Mike: vocal, banjo (bEBEF#)
Ruthy: guitar, vocal
Dominic John: bass

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