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Theme For An Imaginary Western
Jack Bruce Lyrics


When the wagons leave the city
For the forest and further on
Painted wagon of the morning
Dusty roads where they have gone

Sometimes travelin' through the darkness
Met the summer comin' home
Fallen faces by the wayside
Looked as if they might have known

Oh, the sun was in their eyes
And the desert that dried
In the country town
Where the laughter sounds

Oh, the dancing and the singing
Oh, the music when they played
Oh, the fires that they started
Oh, the girls with no regret

Sometimes they found it, sometimes they kept it
Often lost it along the way
Fought each other to possess it
Sometimes died in sight of day

Oh, the sun was in their eyes
And the desert that dried
In the country town
Where the laughter sounds

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jack Bruce, Peter Constantine Brown

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Peter Pandemonium

When the wagons leave the city
For the forest, and further on
Painted wagons of the morning
Dusty roads where they have gone
Sometimes traveling through the darkness
Met the summer coming home
Fallen faces by the wayside
Looked as if they might have known
Oh the sun was in their eyes
And the desert that dries
In the country towns
Where the laughter sounds

Oh the dancing and the singing
Oh the music when they played
Oh the fires that they started
Oh the girls with no regret
Sometimes they found it
Sometimes they kept it
Often lost it on the way
Fought each other to possess it
Sometimes died in sight of day



johnny zell

When the wagons leave the city
For the forest and further on
Painted wagon of the morning
Dusty roads where they have gone
Sometimes travelin' through the darkness
At the summer comin' home
Foreign faces by the wayside
Look as if they hadn't known

Oh the sad was in their eyes
And the desert that's dry
In a country town
Where the map was found

Oh the dancing and the singing
Oh the music when they play
Oh the fire that they saw there
On the grave of no return

Sometimes they found it
Sometimes they kept it
Often lost it on the way
Pawnee shadow to possess him
Sometimes ride inside of day

Oh the sad was in their eyes
And the desert that's dry
In a country town
Where the map was found



Da Lab

When the wagons leave the city
For the forest and further on
Painted wagons of the morning
Dusty roads where they have gone
Sometimes traveling through the darkness
Met the summer coming home
Fallen faces by the wayside

Looked as if they might have known

Oh the sun was in their eyes
And the desert was dry
In the country town
Where the laughter sounds

Oh the dancing and the singing
Oh the music when they played
Oh the fires that they started
Oh the girls with no regret
Sometimes they found it, sometimes they kept it
Often lost it on the way
Fought each other to possess it
Sometimes died in sight of day

Oh the sun was in their eyes
And the desert that dried
In the country town
Where the laughter sounds



All comments from YouTube:

Leslie Noland

This just popped up, today, as one of my "recommended" videos. This has long been one of my favorite songs so I had to check it out. I fell in love with the song after hearing the Mountain cover of it. I later bought "Songs for a Tailor" because of it. While I still prefer the Mountain arrangement, hearing it sung by Bruce's wonderful voice is always a treat. Thanks. RIP, Jack.

D Mutant

Lol I saw Mountain at Winterland '72(?) just so I could see Jack. Great stuff. Great show. I think Crazy Horse opened btw.

semireckless

Leslie, I kind of prefer Mountain's version also. But the originals of songs always tell lots of stories.

MrDimwits

Reading all these loving and positive comments cheers me up. It's sometimes easy to think the world don't know Jack... this song's been with me for forty-odd years. Thanks, peeps.

Mike Dag

I concur

J Dubbiyou

Thanks for posting this high quality mix. Jack Bruce was such a gifted artist. Cream set a very high bar for young Rock musicians of the late 60's to aspire to. Was lucky enough to experience them perform in Los Angeles in ' 68 (the last 30 mins from the edge of the stage, at Bruce's feet) a night I will never, ever forget......RIP

Alonzo Garbanzo

Was that at the Shrine Auditorium? I saw them that year too, but uh...can't remember just where for some reason...

Mike Dag

Oh what a nite that had to have been!!!

david obrien

Possibly one of Jack's greatest songs. Songs for a tailor is however one of the best records ever released in my humble opinion. If you want to see the most incredible concert check out the dvd Cities of the Heart. Jack's 50th

Rob Waxman

I have a brand new Cream tribute band called Fresh Cream, in the SF Bay Area. Our first gig is tomorrow. This song is in the set list. Soon we will be tackling As You Said. Jack was a genius. I am the bass player. It is an honor to play these songs.

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