I can't remember the name of the song or the artist's name. But he was a singer, songwriter, folk, country, indie...

Some of the lyrics I remember in no particular order are:

"I've done all I can think to do, I've been through everything in view and I'm ready now for something new to feel. The old world rose, rose in from mexico, red sails raised before the dawn, I wonder what's been taking her so long...

I left my love waiting in the village Green while I took the only train to sea, I know that wasn't very dependable of me..."

It's hard to find because I found the song when Myspace was still relevant. Not sure if any of this artists music was on an album or not. Any help is much appreciated... just him and his guitar from what I remember, think there was some harmonica in there as well.

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Ian Thomas and the Band of Drifters, here is a link to their website: http://www.bandofdrifters.com .

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    can you give links to relate your answer to the lyrics mentioned by OP ? makes your answer easier to understand
    – Angst
    Dec 26, 2017 at 23:30
  • The artist is Ian Thomas and the Band of Drifters. There are no published lyrics to this song. Check out youtube or their site for their music. Dec 27, 2017 at 19:54
  • +1 Thanks, this was a huge help. Been trying to remember/find this for YEARS. Thanks again, A Tourist of Sorts! Big big help
    – AweirdGuy
    Dec 28, 2017 at 0:42
  • Awesome, glad it helped find his song "Halfway there." Love his work. Dec 29, 2017 at 2:23

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