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Thread #101696   Message #2053181
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-May-07 - 01:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr: Sometimes When I Get To Thinkin (Sainte-Marie
Subject: Lyr Add: SOMETIMES WHEN I GET TO THINKIN'
This was a tough one, glauber. I hope others will chip in and try to decipher this one.
-Joe-

Sometimes When I Get To Thinkin'
(Buffy Sainte-Marie)

Sometimes I recall what others have said:
Love is for lovers in love and full grown,
Life's for the living and death's for the dead,
And the depth of a heart is a fathom unknown.

Sometimes when I get to thinking about you,
And all the things that we've never said
To each other, it seems such a shame to (go look, go blue?)
When there's so many years to lie silent and dead.

I know you know all about love (life?),
You know I know nothing at all,
Still why should I ever feel blue
When the blink of your eye makes me glad I'm so small.

Think of the years before we were a pair,
Years lived apart we spent learning to farm (?)
Sowin' and growin' and learnin' to care
For ourselves and preparin' for each other's arms.

Love is a flower, blooms when we're too young;
Pluck it, it's gone; Tend it, it grows.
We've been tending since the first (?sprout was sprung?)
To the most patient farmer, the best harvest goes.

Sometimes I recall what others have said:
Love is for lovers in love and full grown,
Life's for the living and death's for the dead,
And the depth of a heart is a fathom unknown.


Transcribed by ear from Buffy Sainte-Marie: Best of the Vanguard Years