Free - Rarely Heard - CTW Song
- 50,000 Hits Celebration -

To celebrate 50,000 hits to the site, I am presenting this MP3 recording (full song) of a very rarely heard Clifford T Ward song.

The song has never been recorded by Cliff, and only those who have witnessed James Davey perform at some of the CTW conventions, or purchased his early tape - 'Evening', will have heard this beautiful creation.

Cliff once related the origin of the song:
He had just returned home from a long period of touring, and noticed a group of invalids camping in a field close to his home. Being aware of his fame, several of the campers called and asked if Cliff would like to spend a period with them around the camp-fire one evening. Typical Cliff happily obliged, and the event inspired him to write - Campers In The Night . . .

This lovely rendition of the song is that which appears on James Davey's early tape - Evening . . .


 

Campers In The Night  

I know some people, some fine people
Who make me feel the way I do
And if you've met 'em
Maybe you've met them
Well I'm sure you'll feel the same way too.

I guess they need me
But not as much as I need them
For what I'm not quite sure
But who can mend their broken limbs
Or pretend that they're not there?
For them there is no cure.

They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me
They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me.

With sticks and wheelchairs
They go stumbling through their lives
Of their fine dreams and aims they're sure
But you must listen to them talk
Won't you listen to them talk?
And you will see a heart that's pure.

They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me
They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me.

INSTRUMENTAL

They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me
They're just campers in the night
Laughin' at the fireside of life
For you, and for me
(Repeat and fade)

Campers In The Night  - Full song (MP3) (3.2Mb). Click on the icon to download/play.


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