As recorded Gordon Lightfoot 2004
Even if you're sure before you begin to cry
Never rest until you find what is best to be forgot
Let it float off in the night beneath the moon.
So brightly shining down on the steeples of the town
You must not be downhearted over things you left undone.
You got faith, to tell you all is well
And you know you'd best not stop, there's still a ways to go.
Even if you're sure before you begin to sigh
Let me show my way is best on the wayward side tonight
Let a planet be your guide above the fields
Beside the sleeping town, when the work is all shut down.
You will not be outsmarted by a song you left unsung
You got faith, to make your world take flight
There is still a ways to go, 'bout a thousand miles or so.
Even if you're sure before you begin to smile
Let it happen on its own like a shellfish in the sea
I'm as selfish as can be, when it comes down to me
And all of my kin, all they wanna do is win
You will not be deserted by old friends you left alone
You got faith to make you meet the cost
And you know you'd best not wait
He who hesitates is lost
So even if you're sure.
It's so easy to be shellfish in the sea.
(Transcribed by David Story - March 2013)