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Wilson/Fairchild Does It All

Written by Don Reid on July 14th, 2017 Posted in General

WELL, THE 4TH OF JULY HAS COME AND GONE

ANOTHER YEAR OF FIREWORKS AND FUN

I SPENT MOST OF MY TIME LOOKING AT THE CLOUDS

AND PRAYING FOR A LITTLE MORE SUN

 

AND GOD WAS GOOD TO STAUNTON, V-A

AS GOOD AS I’VE EVER SEEN

ON A MAGICAL SCALE OF ONE TO TEN

THIS YEAR WAS AN EASY FIFTEEN

 

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY NOT KNOW

THE STATLERS, FOR 25 YEARS

HAD A SHOW IN THE PARK WHERE FOLKS WOULD COME

AND GIVE THE FLAG A FEW GOOD CHEERS

 

THIS YEAR SOMETHING NEW AND WONDERFUL TOOK PLACE

AND RATTLED SOME OLD MEMORIES OF MINE

WILSON/FAIRCHILD TOOK THE STAGE

AND TOOK ME BACK IN TIME

 

THERE THEY STOOD, GLORIOUSLY YOUNG

SHINING IN THEIR OWN SPOTLIGHT

TAKING CHARGE AND GIVING LOVE

AS THEIR MUSIC BURST OUT THROUGH THE NIGHT

 

THE TABLES WERE TURNED AND I’M PROUD TO SAY

THEY HANDLED IT ALL WITH SUCH CLASS

THIS TIME THEY WERE CENTER STAGE

AND I HAD A BACKSTAGE PASS

 

AS I STOOD AND APPLAUDED THEM, SONG AFTER SONG,

YES, I HAD A FEW SHIVERS AND TEARS

BUT WATCHING THEM DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

JUST MELTED AWAY THE YEARS.

 

WE LAUGHED AT THE JOKES AND CLAPPED FOR THE TUNES

AND FLOATED ALL NIGHT ON CLOUD NINE

AND IT NEVER GOT BETTER THAN A COUPLE OF TIMES

WHEN HAROLD TURNED AND HIS EYE CAUGHT MINE

 

SO MUCH CAN BE SAID WITH JUST A LOOK

BETWEEN TWO WHO HAVE SHARED SO MUCH

AND WHAT WE SHARED THIS FOURTH OF JULY

NO ONE COULD EVER TOUCH

 

SO HERE’S TO LANGDON, WIL AND THE BOYS

WAVE THAT BANNER HIGH

I’VE NEVER BEEN PROUDER, AND NEVER HAVE I

HAD A BETTER 4TH OF JULY

 

YOU WRITE, YOU TALK, YOU SING, YOU PICK

AND I PERSONALLY CAN VERIFY

THE ONE THING YOU TWO BOYS DO BEST

IS MAKE AN OLD MAN CRY

 

Wil, Harold, Don & Langdon on stage at the 4th of July celebration in Staunton,VA

Wil, Harold, Don & Langdon on stage at the 4th of July celebration in Staunton,VA

DSR / July 14, 2017

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