Robert E Hann

Rookie (The North Woods of Michigan)

Biography of Robert E Hann

Back in 1971
while I was looking for some fun
I happened by this little town
and took some time to look around.
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There was an air about the place.
People had smiles upon their faces.
Folks I didn't even know
would take the time to say hello.
.
This area was rich it seems
with woods and forests, lakes and streams.
People showed joy and elation
cuz they were all on vacation.
.
This is where they came to play
when they had to get away.
A place to relax and unwind
and leave their city life behind.
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I thought, 'Here is the life for me.
This is where I want to be.
Where peace and happiness abound,
on holiday all year around'.
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Lived in a van out in the woods.
Made friends in my new neighborhood.
Partied 'round the fire at night.
Chased the girls by fire light.
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I bought a cabin small but sweet
with outhouse and wood stove for heat.
A pitcher pump outside the door.
I's feelin' rich but livin' poor.
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It didn't take long to decide
the plumbing should be brought inside.
Added a bath and kitchen sink.
My life improved ten fold I think.
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The memories of all the fun in,
that little cabin I was young in.
Runnin' wild and livin' free.
Those days still mean a lot to me.
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One day I felt the wander lust,
decided right then that I must
go see the world and look around
before I finally settle down.
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'Twas my fortune and good luck
to have a camper on my truck.
I packed my bags and moved inside
and started on a little ride.
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I spent some time down in the Keys.
Went west to hang out with hippies
in the California sun.
Then up to rainy Oregon.
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Three years passed I came back home,
no longer any urge to roam.
Had a girlfriend by my side.....
eventually to be my bride.
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That was 27 years ago.
My god where did the time all go?
It seems our lives have just begun.
Time flies when you are having fun.
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A lot of changes in that time.
Built our new house in '89.
A slice of heaven we did make
here on the shore of Indian Lake.
.
This final verse can't yet be written.
Until it can we'll go on livin'.
Still young of heart our love aglow
as it was 27 years ago.

Robert E Hann's Works:

The Adventures of Jingle Bells / A collection of Fish Tales

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Good-Bye

My heart is like a wild bird
and that's the reason why
this is the time to take my rhyme
and bid you all good-bye.

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