Peter & Lou
Valdy Lyrics


Peter and Lou would skate
On winter's frozen lake
Circling around all their friends
Laughing wherever they went.

They're catching the mornin' plane
And sendin' the rest by train,
Hangin' their skates on the wall
Takin' their turn and that's all
With brushes & canvas & macrome handcrafts & Bessie
Smith singin' the blues...
A chorus for Peter & Lou.

Now loneliness has a way
Of hangin' around all day
I'm standing alone on the ice
I'm wonderin' if maybe they've been right

So I'll catch the mornin' plane
Send all the rest by train
Leavin' the ice there to thaw
I'm takin' my turn and that's all.

And if I should miss them,
I'll go back & listen to Bessie Smith singin' the blues
In a chorus for Peter & Lou

Oh, if I should miss them,
I'll go back & listen to Bessie Smith singin' the blues
In a chorus for Peter & Lou

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Milton Grew

Peter and Lou would skate
On winter's frozen lake
Circling around all their friends
Laughing wherever they went.

They're catching the mornin' plane
And sendin' the rest by train,
Hangin' their skates on the wall
Takin' their turn and that's all

With brushes & canvas & macrome handcrafts & Bessie
Smith singin' the blues...

A chorus for Peter & Lou.

Now loneliness has a way
Of hangin' around all day
I'm standing alone on the ice
I'm wonderin' if maybe they've been right

So I'll catch the mornin' plane
Send all the rest by train
Leavin' the ice there to thaw
I'm takin' my turn and that's all.

And if I should miss them,
I'll go back & listen to Bessie Smith singin' the blues
In a chorus for Peter & Lou

Oh, if I should miss them,
I'll go back & listen to Bessie Smith singin' the blues
In a chorus for Peter & Lou



All comments from YouTube:

Gearld Moore

The music I grew up to, superb 8 track! Valdy is a true underrated Canadian music talent. Great memories!

Harry S. Anchan

Valdy, just as Lightfoot and Cummings, makes me proud to be Canadian!

Cynthia Morrison

@Caper. here I heard/saw/met Valdy at the Stan Rogers Fest in Nova Scotia

Caper. here

Harry S. Anchan Don’t forget Stan Rogers.

Tom Milroy

Saw Valdy at a house-concert a few years ago...I asked if he was going to sing Peter & Lou and he said "If you want me to"...Just as nice as you think he would be but hey, he's Canadian.

David Cambrin

This is such a great song, everything - still brilliant. I play it on my gigs still - timelessly good.

rockybudgeboa

A FABULOUS song that I have loved for over 40 years.

Phil Lecompte

Takes me back to those winters of the 70's ,good days

Solitaire001

This is the song that brought Valdy to my attention. A friend had the album and I always remembered the song and searched for it for a long time. I finally found it on cassette. This 8-track version sounds pretty good. Thanks for posting.

David Hayes

Great production by Claire Lawrence......and some pretty fine recording and mixing from the engineer... if I do say so myself!

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