Tales From the Homestead

Why Not Marry is the 8th track on The Carnivaleros' Tallsome Tales release.

We've been sweethearts since we were twelve years old

So why not marry me

Our secrets are unlocked all our stories told

Why not marry me

We can live in the house that my folks passed down

Be so fine just you wait and see

Would be a good life I'd provide for thee

Why not marry me

Yes, we've been together for all these years

But I cannot marry thee

I know your sisters and your brothers, aunts and uncles, too

I cannot marry thee

I know you want to settle in our little hometown

With a wife raise a family

But I have to move along need to see this world

I cannot marry thee

Sometimes a friend's just a friend

And we carry on

Lovers come and go like time

It's hard to find a friend

That will stick to the end

Won't cross that line

We'll both be fine

It's been so many years since you left this town

You never did marry me

You traveled o'r the world didn't let you down

Never did you marry me

I'm living in the same house in my little hometown

Laid down roots like an old oak tree

But I've loved you every day since you went away

Never did marry me

Yes, I've traveled here and there seen this big old world

Never did I marry thee

I feel like I've been on a tilt-o-whirl

Never did I marry thee

But I miss your little house on the edge of town

It's taken years of trial and error to see

That I've loved you every day since I went away

I might still marry thee

I might still marry thee

Sometimes a friend's just a friend

And we carry on

Lovers come and go like time

It's hard to find a friend

That will stick to the end

Won't cross that line

We'll both be fine

Gary Mackender - drums, accordion, percussion, vocals

Catherine Zavala - vocals

Karl Hoffmann - bass, guitars

Joe Fanning - electric and acoustic guitar

Don Armstrong - banjo

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