—— folk family and jam

The last thing on my mind

The last thing on my mind

RA, Spanish 2002

It's a lesson too late for the learnin'
Made of sand, made of sand
In a moment of time my life is turnin'
In your hand, in your hand.

Are you goin' away with no word of farewell
Will there be not a trace left behind?
Well I could have loved you better,
Didn't mean to be unkind
You know that was the last thing on my mind.

You've got reasons a-plenty for goin'
This I know, this I know
For our lives have been separately growing
Please don't go, please don't go.

As I lie in my bed in the mornin'
Without you, without you
Each song in my breast dies a-mourning
Without you, without you


From Tom Paxton. 

This was quite a hit - for Dolly Parton, for Peter Paul and Mary and others, and on a small scale for Tom Paxton. 
Thinking it was just another addition to the folk repertoire I actually changed the song (to the words above) thinking I had improved it.  There were a couple of things I couldn't make myself sing.  And now my version has stuck, and that's the one I know.