My riverside home on the Norfolk Broads
Was a wonderful place to be
I didn't need silver I didn't need gold
Just the river that ran to the sea.
The beautiful sight of swans in full flight
The boats with sails reaching the sky
As I wondered each day at the sunsets
I thought - "how lucky am I?"
From the break of the dawn, I just pondered
At the beauty there was to behold
The birds, the ducks and the wildlife
Gave to me riches untold
I stared at the frost in the Winter
It glistened like diamonds and gems
The shoots of the plants in the Springtime
Brought excitement I hoped would not end.
The heat of the day in the Summer
And the chill of an Autumn morn,
These seasons of joy cost nothing
But made me so glad I was born.
I am sure that it's nice in Jamaica
And also in Paris and Rome
But at the end of the day when I kneel and pray
I remember my riverside home.
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