On our journey through life, there is pleasure and strife Fresh challenges for us each day Like a voyage on a boat, we must all stay afloat Whatever fate flings in our way Chorus : G C When your journey’s been tough, there’s temptation enough D G To dance to the tunes of the devil Am But with boat beneath feet, all your problems retreat G D G When you float with your friends on the level Mac’s depth can deceive, round obstructions we weave Being grounded can cause much displeasure But with comrades who'll tow from a watery plateau We delight as each turn reveals treasure Up the cruel Cheshire flight, you may pity our plight Each lock-gate a potential impasse Every paddle seems stuck, so we curse our bad luck And give thanks for good friends and a windlass If your lamp starts to fade in the Harecastle shade You just hope that the tunnel’s not haunted If you follow their light, with your friends you’ll unite And emerge from the darkness undaunted So now don’t drift along, heed the words of this song Guide life’s tiller with a firm steady hand Always journey with friends through the cuts, locks and bends 'Til together we set feet on dry land
On the Level
Capo 5