Take Your Time
(by Loudon Wainwright III)
1. You first wound my clock up on our wedding day
You said it would always be striking
Though the spring's getting weaker and feeble the tick
It's still very much to me liking.
So take your time, me lovely old lad
There ain't no reason to hurry
For as long as you're able to wind up me clock
Then I have no reason to worry.
2. I mind the time when we were young
You worked at the hedging and binding
You'd go out at dawn and come home through the dusk
Coming home for me clock to be winding.
3. As time went by, our children grew up
Were soon making wedding vows binding
And all of my daughters the same thing I taught
Make sure your clock always needs winding.
4. And now that we're nearing the end of our time
And you are so tired and grey, love
It still pleases me when you wind up me clock
And it will till the end of my days, love.