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  1. Any Old Lover

From the album Man With a Love Song

JH: vox, tenor ukulele,
Anne Janelle: harmony vox, cello

Lyrics

Any old lover can bring me flowers in the summertime
Any old Romeo can scramble an egg in a pan
Any old cowboy can ride on a horse with a saddle
But how many brave cowboys does it take to find one man?

Any old gambler can be on his game every now and then
Any old blindfolded bowler can hit a few pins
It ain’t hard to walk tall when then the North wind’s at your back
It ain’t hard to miss me, Darlin', when nobody’s answering

But you’re only as good as you are to me now
In this time when the world seems bitter and dark
And I feel like there’s no one to catch me if I fall
How good will you be when I need you to
Be good to me?

Any old hunter can pose with the head of a mighty beast
And anyone’s game when the bullets and bows are only for men
Any old sailor can sail to the edge of the deep
But how many sailors hearts ever make landfall again?

Any old man can stand beside me when I’m strong
And any young fella can promise me things in a love song

But they’re only as good as they are to me now
In this time when the world seems bitter and dark
And I feel like there’s no one to catch me if I fall
How good will you be when I need you to
Be good to me?