Before I Go
(Michael Austin)
Blue Louie Music (BMI) / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)

from the CD Albert and Gage - Cry Love  (MoonHouse Records)

I donít want no gold before I go
I donít want no gold before I go
Iíll take a piece of mornin' sun
Handshake when my work is done
I donít need no gold before I go

I donít want no diamonds Ďfor I go
I donít want no diamonds Ďfor I go
Iíll take the stars up in the sky
Twinkle from my babyís eye
I donít need no diamonds Ďfor I go

   Just give me songs
   To sing the praises of the past
   Give me the heart
   To love each day just like the last
   Give me the time
   To plant a seed and watch it grow
   Give me all these things before I go

I donít need no cryin Ďfor I go
I donít need no cryin Ďfor I go
Iíll take the hand of Autumnís child
She and me be runnin wild
I donít need no cryin Ďfor I go

   Just give me strength
   To lift a soul along the way
   Give me the faith
   To know thereíll come another day
   Give me the peace
   And to the lowly river flow
   Give me all these things before I go

I wanna jump
I wanna fly
I wanna climb a mountain, eat a cherry pie
I wanna learn
So very much Iíd like to know
Give me all these things before I go,
Give me all these things before I go, please Lord
Give me all these things before I go

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