Catherine and Julius

06:24
Words and music by Greg Ryder

Lyrics

- Catherine and Julius raised five little girls. They loved and polished up five priceless little pearls. Their cup had love enough. Sparkling particles of dust. Catherine and Julius Raising up five pretty girls is a tough and rutted road. A father knows the minds of men. He bears a heavy load. Catherine helped him guide them with a stern but gentle hand. Julius hoped later that the girls would understand. Walk with me down to the river's edge. Please steady my canoe. Push me out. The current will catch me. I'll be home for supper Catherine. You can count on me. Catherine dreamed of Paris, France. She could paint and draw. Her daydreams held her in a trance 'till a babe would start to bawl. She taught those girls to work and sew, Tend the garden and watch it grow. Important things in life they'd need to know. Julius let's fly away. Let's leave for Paris, France. We can live on love. I'll paint and sing and dance. You can fish and hunt. You can paddle your canoe. I'd better start on supper. The girls are coming home from school. Julius possessed a heart the size of Illinois. Worked at one job all his life. Hired on as just a boy. They took his benefits the last year of his employ. Julius endured that pain. His family was his joy. Walk with me down to the river's edge. Please steady my canoe. Push me out. The current will catch me. Set me free. Set me free. Life was full for the family. Always on the run. Running by the river, catching butterflies was fun. Their imaginations kept them living free. All about the little girls All for the family Walk with me down to the river's edge. Please steady my canoe. Push me out. The current will catch me. Set me free. Set me free.

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