Ferryman

by J Washburn Gardner

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This song was inspired by someone reacting to the news that a young family member had been killed in an accident.

lyrics

When I cross the river….which could be just a few more settings of the sun
I shall ask that ferryman, what business he had with one so young.

When I was a child, running happy and wild loving the mountains up and down
I learned from live, both joy and the strife in my dusty old mining town

I got older and I moved where it’d colder and I learned a thing to two
The years made me wise and not easy to surprise but I was shocked when I heard about you

So when I cross that river which could be just a few more settings of the sun
I will ask that ferryman what business he had takin’ one so young

Wisdom from my years has spoken
A natural order has been broken
It’s just not right for heaven’s sake
That I should cross over in your wake

So when I cross that river which could be just a few more settings of the sun
I will ask that ferryman what business he had takin’ one so young
So when I cross that river which could be just a few more settings of the sun
I will ask, I will demand an explanation from that ferryman what business he had takin’ one so young

credits

released July 6, 2017
Words and Music: J. Washburn Gardner
Bass: David Roof
Recording, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering: Rooftop Recording

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J Washburn Gardner Ypsilanti, Michigan

J. Washburn Gardner brings a unique and lyrical voice to the singer/songwriter realm. Drawing inspiration from his adventures and misadventure in love, friendship, family and pet ownership, he writes and sings songs of love, pain, joy, and coffee.
J. Washburn has lived in Michigan most of his life and currently heralds from Ypsilanti but has roots that span from New Hampshire to Seattle.
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