Cal Smith

"It's Time to Pay the Fiddler"

IT'S TIME TO PAY THE FIDDLER Lyrics by Cal Smith
Well, it's time to pay the fiddler
And it's sad to know
We've danced it all away
But the warm night's disappearing
Leaving nothing but the cold hard
Light of day

And it's time to start erasing
All the rainbows we've been
Chasing in our minds
We know there's no way of making
Other ties on us unravel and unwind

Yes, it's time to pay the fiddler
And today's the day
The first installment's due

But for the rest of all my days
I'll wonder why the maker
Mismatched me and you

But there's so much to consider
Like my wife and little children
Who need and want my love
Just like you do

Now it's time to pay the fiddler
But before we pay the fiddler
Let's ask him to please
Play one last final tune
Well it's time to pay the fiddler
And there's naked sorrow
Dripping from your eyes

Unrestrained and unashamed
We loved each other
Now we've got to leave it lie

But I can feel
My hands a trembling
As I search to find
The handle on the door
So let's let the fiddler
Pull his magic bow across our
Heart strings just once more

Yes, it's time to pay the fiddler

And today's the day
The first installment's due

But for the rest of all my days
I'll wonder why the maker
Mismatched me and you

But there's so much to consider
Like my wife and little children
Who need and want my love
Just like you do

Now it's time to pay the fiddler
But before we pay the fiddler
Let's ask him to please
Play one last final tune
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