Everybody Needs a Place to Go

Everybody Needs a Place to Go

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Another Country waltz.
My great-aunt was over for lunch last week and told a story about during the depression, the Manville Women's Institute built a public restroom in Manville Alberta so that the women coming to town from the farms would have facilities.

This is a very rough one take recording, but it has been on my tablet nearly a week. I'm dissatisfied with meter and melody and may revisit but it's Time to Fawm and move on.

Lyrics: 

Everybody Needs a Place to Go
S. McGaughey © August 5, 2019
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On Saturdays the farmers from Manville township
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Would hitch up the team and head into town.
A D
The men disappeared into the pool hall or tavern,
A E A
While the women and children would talk in the street.

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In the rain and the snow Mr. Spevakow would set out
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Chairs in the front of the general store.
A D
They’d knit through the afternoon into the evening
A E A A7
But there was nowhere in town that the women could go.

Chorus
A7 D
Sooner or later
D A
Everybody needs a place to go
A E.
You can't hold on forever
E A A7
I'm sure you learned that a long time ago.
A7 D
No matter where you’ve been
D A
Or where you are now
A E
Sooner or later
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Everybody
E A
needs a place to go.
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The ladies down at the Women’s Institute
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Held bake sales and raffles throughout the spring
A D
To pay for construction of a washroom on main street,
A E A
Mindful of years of relief it would bring.

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The wags in the pool hall thought it a laugh
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To build a main street public bath
A D
They parked a thresher well before dawn
A E A
With one spout into town hall and one in the john.

Chorus
A7 D
Sooner or later
D A
Everybody needs a place to go
A E.
You can't hold on forever
E A A7
I'm sure you learned that a long time ago.
A7 D
No matter where you’ve been
D A
Or where you are now
A E
Sooner or later
E
Everybody
E A
needs a place to go.



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MarkG's picture

Well, I bet they sold a lot more coffee and tea to the knitting ladies after that place was built. Funny story. I'm trying to imagine the long ride home before they built it, but I guess once you're outside the town line, any bush will do.

JWHanberry's picture

What a fun idea. Makes me think of John Prine songs. Clean it up and it's a keeper. A live audience would love this.