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Margaret V Lyr Req: The Tune I Hear So Well (Robin Williamson (6) Lyr Add: THE TUNE I HEAR SO WELL (Robin Williamson 05 Feb 02


Hi, Michael, the song is on "Journey's Edge" (Flying Fish, 1977). Lovely song, isn't it? I often find myself singing fragments while driving in the car. Margaret
THE TUNE I HEAR SO WELL

With a stranger's frown I came to town riding in a car
With a bloody rose in my lapel & whiskey in a jar
And all I left behind me to remind me who I am
Was plain boiled potatoes & the blood of the lamb

(Chorus)
But with all the words that I have heard
I don't see how I'll tell
I don't see how I'll ever play
The tune I hear so well

The nursemaid has her coup de grace, the nun her cup of gall
Young girls have their silks & satins, old maids have their shawls
The judge's book, the boxer's bell, the butcher his sweet smile
The rhyme must have a reason, the time must have a while

(Chorus)

The lady has her vision & the lazy have their sleep
The dream that I dreamed on the world was long & dark & deep
And when I woke I broke my fast, drinking at the still
By the bright stars of morning on the road behind the hill

Copyright 1976 Robin Williamson. All rights reserved.
Recorded on Flying Fish album "Journey's Edge" (1977)

MLV


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