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The Gambo Anthem
Waiting for A Plane

One of the first things people asked for, and one of the highest hit pages on the site, is the lyrics to Julian's song - Waiting For A Plane - which were posted as a news article within a few days of us all returning home.

Now that the dust has settled, normality (such as it is) has returned, and despite all the trauma through which Julian has been - Julian has recorded and sent me a CD with a studio session of Waiting For A Plane. This has also been posted as a news article - and has seen a large amount of hits.

But - due to the popular demand generated by the song (they even want to include the lyrics in a tribute book of poetry following the terrorist attacks) I felt it was sensible to include this user page as a more visible "Thank you" to Julian for providing all of us with a song which conjures up all that was good about our stay - it's also a big hit with passengers' family members, both old and young!

You will need a player for MP3 format files - newer versions of Windows Media Player will do, but the best (in my opinion) is still WinAmp.

Download the MP3s:
Waiting for a Plane (4,523KB)
Music Jimmie Rodgers
Lyrics 2001 Julian Dawson

there is also an MP3 of Jimmy Rogers singing Waitin' for a Train.



ALL ALONG THE WATERFRONT
WAITING FOR A PLANE
A 1000 MILES AWAY FROM HOME
WE SHOULD BE PLUM INSANE
BUT OUR PLATES ARE NEVER EMPTY
LORD THEY’RE FEEDING US AGAIN
A THOUSAND MILES AWAY FROM HOME
AND WAITING FOR A PLANE

I PULLED UP TO A PICK-UP TRUCK
JUST TO MAKE A LINE OF TALK
THEY SAID NO NEED TO BE BORED MY FRIEND
WE’VE ORGANISED A WALK
WELL WE MAY BE HERE A WEEK OR TWO
BUT YOU’VE TAKEN AWAY THE PAIN
WE FEEL RIGHT AT HOME IN GAMBO
AND WE’RE WAITING FOR A PLANE

WE’RE SLEEPING IN A CHURCH HERE
LIKE WE’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE
WE’RE STRETCHED ON COTS AND BENCHES
SOME SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR
WE’RE HEADING FOR THE GUINNESS BOOK
FOR THE ALL-TIME LOUDEST SNORE
IT’S GREAT TERRAIN
WE’RE FULL AGAIN
BEEN A LITTLE RAIN
BUT WE’RE TAKING THE STRAIN
A LITTLE INSANE
BUT IN THE MAIN
WE CAN’T COMPLAIN…..
WE’RE JUST WAITING FOR A PLANE

Additional verse:

NOW WE’RE BACK IN OUR OWN WORLD
WE’VE LEFT THE TREES BEHIND
OLDER AND SOMEWHAT WISER PARTS
OF THIS MESS WE CALL MANKIND
NOW EVERYTHING LOOKS DIFFERENT
IN WAYS WE CAN’T EXPLAIN
WE’VE SEEN THE BEST THAT WE CAN BE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR A PLANE

Copyright 2001 Julian Dawson
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