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Thread #85261   Message #1597054
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Nov-05 - 01:41 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Songs of Jean Ritchie
Subject: DTStudy: Now Is the Cool of the Day
COOL OF THE DAY
(Jean Ritchie)

Now is the cool of the day
Now is the cool of the day
This earth is a garden, the garden of my Lord
And he walks in his garden
In the cool of the day

My Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my garden so fair
You may live in this garden if you'll keep the grasses green
And I'll return in the cool of the day

Then my Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my pastures so green
You may live in this garden if you will feed my sheep
And I'll return in the cool of the day

Then my Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my garden so free
You may live in this garden if you'll keep the people free
And I'll return in the cool of the day


I think there's another verse to this. JN

Copyright Jean Ritchie
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JN



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Corrected Version:


NOW IS THE COOL OF THE DAY
(Jean Ritchie)

My Lord, He said unto me,
Do you like My garden so fair?
You may live in this garden if you keep the grasses green,
And I'll return in the cool of the day.


Then my Lord, He said unto me,
Do you like My garden so pure?
You may live in this garden if you keep the waters clean,
And I'll return in the cool of the day.

Then my Lord, He said unto me,
Do you like My pastures so green?
You may live in this garden if you will feed My lambs,
And I'll return in the cool of the day.

Then my Lord, he said unto me,
Do you like My garden so free?
You may live in this garden if you'll keep the people free,
And I'll return in the cool of the day.


© 1971, Geordie Music Publishing
from Jean Ritchie - Celebration of Life: her songs...her poems (1971, Geordie Music Publishing)