You’ve Been A Friend To Me

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My bark of life was drifting  down the troubled stream of time
When first I saw your smiling face and youth was in its prime

   Oh I’ll never forget you wherever I roam wherever you may be
   If ever I have had a friend you’ve been that friend to me

Misfortune nursed me as a child and loved me fondly too
I would have had a broken heart had it not have been for you

I now look back upon the past across life’s troubled sea
And smile to think thru all I’ve seen you’ve been a friend to me