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Lead Me Gently Home, Father --Lloyd Perryman Tribute --Lloyd Perryman and the Sons of the Pioneers
January 29, 2013
January 29, 2,013 would have been Lloyd Perryman's 96th birthday!
Lloyd Perryman (1,917-1,977) was one of the most foundational members of the Sons of the Pioneers. Brought in to replace vocalist Len Slye (Roy Rogers) after he left the Sons of the Pioneers, Lloyd was the originator of the close stacked harmonies that made the Sons of the Pioneers a hit across the world. His gorgeous tenor voice and broad vocal range (Lloyd could sing anything from bass to high tenor), added a distinct sound to the arrangements of the Pioneers until his death in 1,977. Without Lloyd, it is safe to say that the Pioneers would not have been what they were.
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Lyrics to this song:
Do not trust him, gentle lady, though his voice be low and sweet
Heed not him who kneels before you, gently pleading at thy feet
Now thy life is in its morning; cloud not this thy happy lot
Listen to the gypsy's warning, gentle lady, trust him not
Lady, once there lived a maiden, young and pure, and like thee fair
But he wooed and wooed and won her, filed her gentle heart with care
Then he heeded not her weeping, nor cared he her life to save
Soon she perished, now she's sleeping in the cold and silent grave.
Do not turn so coldly from me, I would only guard thy youth
From his stern and withering power, I would only tell the truth
I would shield thee from all danger, save thee from the tempster's snare
Lady shun that dark-eyed stranger, I have warned thee, now beware
Keep thy gold, I do not want it. Lady, I have prayed for this
For the hour when I might foil him, rob him of his expected bliss
Ah, I see thou art bewildered by my looks, so cold and wild
Lady, in the green grave yonder lies the gypsy's only child
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