CARRY ON TILL TOMORROW [3] (Tom Evans/Pete Ham)
[from Magic Christian Music LP - recorded 1969 - released U.S. 1970]
[from Magic Christian Music CD - recorded 1969 - released U.S. 1991
]
[from Magic Christian Music remastered CD - recorded 1969 - released U.S. 2010]


In younger days, I told myself my life would be my own
And I'd leave the place where sunshine never shone
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

Beyond the shadows of the clouds and onward to the sky
Carry on till I find the rainbow's end
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

Drifting on the wings of freedom, leave this stormy day
And we'll ride to tomorrow's golden fields (we'll ride tomorrow's golden fields)
For my life's too short for waiting (a life's too short for waiting)
When I see the rising sun (see the rising sun)
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on, carry on, carry on

[guitar solo]

And when the heavy journey's done, I'll rest my weary head
For the world and its colours will be mine
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the setting sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

[guitar solo]

Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on...

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
thanks to Dan Matovina for corrections


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CARRY ON TILL TOMORROW (Tom Evans/Pete Ham)
[B-side of No Matter What - recorded 1969 - released U.S. 1970]

In younger days, I told myself my life would be my own
And I'd leave the place where sunshine never shone
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on, carry on, carry on

Drifting on the wings of freedom, leave this stormy day
And we'll ride to tomorrow's golden fields (we'll ride tomorrow's golden fields)
For my life's too short for waiting (a life's too short for waiting)
When I see the rising sun (see the rising sun)
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

[guitar solo]

And when the heavy journey's done, I'll rest my weary head
For the world and its colours will be mine
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the setting sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on, carry on, carry on

[guitar solo]

Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on...

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
thanks to Dan Matovina for corrections


The Estate of Thomas Evans (U.S. Territory)
The Estate of Peter William Ham (U.S. territory)
All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Phone - (212) 247 6204
 
Apple Publishing Ltd. (Rest Of World)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell Music


CARRY ON TILL TOMORROW (Tom Evans/Pete Ham)
[Iveys demo from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger (1st edition book)" CD - recorded 1969 - released U.S. 1997]

When I was young, I told myself my life was to be free
And I'd leave this place where sun had never shone
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on (carry on)

Beneath the shadows of the clouds and onward to the sea
There I'll be till I find the rainbow's end
For my life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

So hoist the sail, cast off the lines and leave this stormy day
And we'll ride to tomorrow's golden fields (we'll ride to tomorrow's golden fields)
As a life's too short for waiting (my life's too short for waiting) when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on (carry on)

And when the empty journey's gone, I'll rest my weary head
For the world and its colours will be mine
As a life's too short for waiting when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on

Carry on to tomorrow, there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Carry on
Carry on

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
thanks to Dan Matovina for corrections
special thanks to Mark Perkins

The Estate of Thomas Evans (U.S. Territory)
The Estate of Peter William Ham (U.S. territory)
All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Phone - (212) 247 6204
 
Apple Publishing Ltd. (Rest Of World)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell Music