Long Hard Climb

Composed by Ron Davies in the early ’70s and covered by countless artists in a myriad of ways – a sweet, sad, timeless classic. By the time Ron Davies died in 2003, he had written more than 600 songs – he will live on in his songs.

Helen Reddy version (1973): https://youtu.be/KAvZYn4IoXI
Esther Satterfield version (1976): https://youtu.be/N5djBRNuNo4
Hasn't it been a long hard climb? 
Everything taking its own sweet time
And hasn't there been some long, lonely nights
When you didn't think that anything would turn out very right?

Woah, baby, come and lay by me
In the cool, cool shade of that old, oak tree

You can go, oh, so high
Pay no mind to that long way down
You can paint a rainbow in the sky
Try to keep your both feet on the ground

Woah, baby, come and lay by me
In the cool, cool shade of that old oak tree

Say, do you see that sun outside?
And hey, can you feel it deep inside like a song
Like a long, lost friend?

Hasn't it been a long hard climb?
Everything taking its own sweet time
And haven't there been some long, lonely nights
When you didn't think that anything would turn out very right?

Woah, baby, come and lay by me
In the cool, cool shade of that old oak tree

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