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Lyrics: These Old Feet Still Walk the Walk

I’ve worn Oxford brogues, Clarks and Crocs
Wellies and trainers, Keds and Docs
Sannies and loafers, pumps and clogs
But these old feet still walk the walk
I’ve worn slip-ons and lace-ups, sandals, Kickers
Chelsea Boots and winkle-pickers
Walked on the wild side and walked the dog
But these old feet still walk the walk

I’ve played football, rugby, croquet, cricket
Kicked the can but kept the wicket
Worn Adidas, Nike, Patrick, Reebok
But these old feet still walk the walk
I’ve done a quick-step, a two-step, three-legged races
Touched my toes and tied my laces
Been a sole trader; lived in a shoe box
These old feet still walk the walk

I’ve kicked my heels and kicked over traces
Read a number at twenty paces
Played five-a-sides until eight o’clock
But these old feet still walk the walk
I’ve run flat out in shoes for bowls
I’ve run for a train in platform soles
Run a shop, run scared and run amok
But these old feet still walk the walk

I’ve climbed Munros and Corbetts too
Headed due south when north was true
Hiked by the stars and trekked with Spock
And these old feet still walk the walk
I’ve wandered lonely as a cloud
Marched with the Saints and followed the crowd
Run with the herd, taken stock of the flock
And these old feet still walk the walk

I’ve had straps and buckles and pigeon toes
Done soft shoe shuffles in Vibram soles
Been frog-marched, sole-less, holes in my sock
But these old feet still walk the walk.
I put one foot forward, pulled my bootstraps
Followed in my father’s footsteps
Stood my ground, a chip off the block
These old feet still walk the walk….

….Walk tall, run straight, steady as a rock
These old feet still walk the walk….

…Blue suede shoes and Jailhouse Rock
These old feet still walk the walk….

…Stood my ground, a chip off the block
These old feet still walk the walk.

 

David Cowan    15 May 2013

 

Recorded at Poyntzfield, near Dingwall, May 2013.
David Cowan: vocals, guitar, percussion.
Marjorie Paterson: cello, fiddle, backing vocals.
Engineered in Glasgow by Stewart Cowan, May 2013.