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SHANNON (Words & Music : Henry Gross - 1976) Henry wrote this song about Carl Wilson's (Beach Boys) dog who died. Henry also had a dog named Shannon. ANOTHER DAY IS AT END MAMA SAYS SHE'S TIRED AGAIN NO ONE CAN EVEN BEGIN TO TELL HER I HARDLY KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT MAYBE IT'S BETTER THAT WAY IF PAPA WERE HERE I'M SURE HE'D TELL HER SHANNON IS GONE I HOPE SHE'S DRIFTING OUT TO SEA SHE ALWAYS LOVED TO SWIM AWAY MAYBE SHE'LL FIND AN ISLAND WITH A SHADY TREE JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD MAMA TRIES HARD TO PRETEND THINGS WILL GET BETTER AGAIN SOMEHOW SHE'S KEEPING IT ALL INSIDE HER BUT FINALLY THE TEARS FILL OUR EYES AND I KNOW THAT SOMEWHERE TONIGHT SHE KNOWS HOW MUCH WE REALLY MISS HER SHANNON IS GONE I HOPE SHE'S DRIFTING OUT TO SEA SHE ALWAYS LOVED TO SWIM AWAY MAYBE SHE'LL FIND AN ISLAND WITH A SHADY TREE JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD (Contributed by Bette Carl - May 2002)

    


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