Once Upon A Time

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's "Nether Lands" album released May 1977, this was the 2nd album of Dan's that I bought, I have this CD
I have shown all of you a picture of me wearing a Dan Fogelberg "Nether Lands" hat and shirt
On Friday November 4,1977 I saw Dan Fogelberg and his band perform this, and many other songs in concert at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona
I was home on leave from the United States Navy
5 days prior I was in San Diego, California where I had just completed 8 weeks of boot camp at the Naval Training Center/Recruit Training Center which was in use from 19231997
The album title is a play on Nederland, Colorado, the location of one of the studios used to record the album
Dan Fogelberg vocals, electric and acoustic pianos, ARP synthesizer, electric and acoustic guitars
Kenneth A. Buttrey drums
Al Perkins dobro, pedal steel guitar
Don Henley harmony vocals
Produced by Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam
Engineer John Stronach
Mix-down Engineer Marty Lewis
Assistant Engineers Jeff Guercio, Mark Guercio, John Henning, Marty Lewis, Bruce Hensal and Gary Landinsky
Recorded at:
Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Record Plant, Sausalito, California
North Star Studios, Boulder, Colorado
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee

Every morning you wake up alone
And you shake up your soul but nothing stirs
So you take the love of whoever you please
But you can't find a reason for giving yours

'Cause once upon a time
You held a love so strong and fine
That all the others simply don't compare
She's always on your mind
But once upon a time
You had her there

Drive into town 'most every night
On the chance that there might 
Be someone waiting for you
You tell yourself you'll give it your best
Maybe settle for less but you never do

'Cause once upon a time
You held a love so strong and fine
That all the others simply don't compare
She's always on your mind
But once upon a time
You had her there

Every morning you wake up alone
And you shake up your soul but nothing stirs
So you take the love of whoever you please
But you can't find a reason for giving yours

'Cause once upon a time
You held a love so strong and fine
That all the others simply don't compare
She's always on your mind
But once upon a time
You had her there

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~