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I Came To Somerset

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album Journeys (1978) and on the album Profile (1980).

Summer headed south in '64
And found me there in my beat up car
My sole possessions came to nothing more
Than my travelling bags
And an old guitar
Wine and pretty women were the life of me
And the devil rode along for my company
Singing and picking I did the rounds
Of a score of southern country towns

I came to Somerset when summer's leaves were turning yellow
And summer's songs had all been sung
By fellows such as I
I came to Somerset to sow the seeds of wild abandon
And people there came out to stand and watch me passing by

Was in the chill of that early autumn
In the breathless still of an afternoon
When I felt a sudden strange contentment
Lying there in Matilda's room
Matilda's arms were warm and willing
Matilda's arms were mind to share
And it seems they found a need within me
I never ever knew was there

I came to Somerset
When summer's leaves were turning yellow
And summer's songs were reckless songs
For fellows such as I
I came to Somerset to sow the seeds of wild abandon
People there seemed to understand
And they watched me passing by

Some people say they're like their mother
Other people say they've got my ways
And it seems kinda quiet around there
Since they started school
The other day

I came to Somerset when summer's leaves were turning yellow
And summer's songs had all been sung
By fellows such as I
I came to Somerset to sow the seeds of wild abandon People there come out to stand
And they watch us passing by

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