RINGSIDE (Pete Ham)
[from 7 Park Avenue CD - recorded 1975 - released U.S. 1997]
[from 7 Park Avenue remastered CD - recorded 1975 - released Japan 1999]

Take your seat by the ringside
Watch them bidding for your blood
Who will own you tomorrow?
Will you be misunderstood?
Take me back to the Father
Take me, take me, take me home
For I can't bear to feel the sorrow
Of the evil that you've shown

Keep your ear to the grapevine
Hear them sell you down the line
Watch, they'll cross you tomorrow
While they smile and say it's fine
Take me back to the country
Let me, let me, let me roam
For I can't bear to feel the sorrow
Of the evil that you've shown
Of the evil that you've shown.

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan

The Estate of Peter William Ham (worldwide)
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Phone - (212) 247 6204


RINGSIDE (Pete Ham)
[Acoustic guitar demo #2 from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger (1st edition book)" CD - recorded 1975 - released U.S. 1997]


Take your seat by the ringside
Watch them bidding for your blood
Who will own you tomorrow?
Will you be misunderstood?
Take me back to the Father
Take me, take me, take me home
For I can't bear to feel the sorrow
Of the evil that you've shown

Keep your ear to the grapevine
Hear them sell you down the line
Watch them cross you tomorrow
While they smile and say it's fine
Take me back to the country
Let me, let me, let me roam
For I can't bear to feel the sorrow
Of the evil that you've shown
Of the evil that you've shown me

Why oh why, did you prove me wrong?
When my faith in you was strong, really strong
Oh but now, the magic's gone

[instrumental]

Take me back to the Father
Take me, take me, take me home
For I can't bear to feel the sorrow, oh
Of the evil that you've shown
Of the evil that you've shown.

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan

The Estate of Peter William Ham (worldwide)
All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Phone - (212) 247 6204


RINGSIDE (Pete Ham)
[Acoustic guitar demo #1 from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger (2nd edition book)" CD - recorded 1975 - released U.S. 2000]


Take your seats by the ringside
Watch them scrapping for your blood
Who will own you tomorrow?
Will you be misunderstood?
Take me close to the Father
Take me, take me, take me home
I can't bear to feel the sorrow
Of the evil that you've shown
Of the evil that you've shown.

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan

The Estate of Peter William Ham (worldwide)
All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Phone - (212) 247 6204