# Sorry To Be So Long

Written by:
John & Beverley Martyn
1 Nov 1970

Sorry to be so long;
Just didn't have the time.
Haven't been into the town,
Somebody put me down.
Sorry to be so long.

Can't even put pen to paper,
Not even if I try.
Everything's bound to come sooner or later.
Do you think I'd lie?

Sorry to be so late;
Somebody locked me in.
Guess it's all down to fate,
Sit back and let them wait.
Sorry to be so late.

Can't even put pen to paper,
Not even if I try.
Everything's bound to come sooner or later.
Do you think I'd lie?

Should have my own to lend.
I've got to get you over my line,
Just want to make you my friend.
And I'm sorry to take your time.

Can't even put pen to paper,
Not even if I try - and I have tried.
Everything's bound to come sooner or later.
Do you think I'd lie?

Sorry to be so long;
Just didn't have the time.
Haven't been into the town,
You know, somebody put me down.
And I'm sorry to be so long.

Can't even put pen to paper,
Not even if I try.
Everything's bound to come sooner or later.
Do you think I'd lie?

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