Written in memory of Philip Harmer

 

When we went walking in the green and heavy air

Summer all around us and hope flowed free from care

Water gurgled quietly ‘neath the overhanging trees

And the midges danced in glory as the leaves stirred in the breeze

When we went walking, when we went walking

When we went walking, when we went walking

Along the path he lead us, we followed in our prime

Cause life goes on forever in the endless present time

And memories sit beautiful, and the meadowed cows looked on

And the midges danced in glory and we gloried in the sun

When we went walking, when we went walking

When we went walking, when we went walking

CHORUS

No one knows what lies ahead, or what we might become

The past walks dark beside us but the future’s just begun

It may be tinged with sadness or shine brightly like the sun

So take the present moment, do no harm,

Walk along, walk along, walk along

Those summers, how we valued them, we couldn’t know how much

Cause things move on, the future’s now, the past is out of reach

Some are gone and some are changed and some stay just the same

But the walks along that sweet canal will never come again

When we went walking

When we went walking

So I remember boots that trod and reeds that danced and sang

The Colombian in her narrow boat, her white wine laughter rang

And Nick he jumped across the lock as we watched with fright and awe

And later when we reached the end we laughed, our muscles sore

When we went walking

When we went walking

CHORUS

When we went walking in the green and heavy air

Summer all around us and hope flowed free from care

When we went walking……