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Thread #49201   Message #742264
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Jul-02 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mockingbird (Carly Simon & James Taylor)
Subject: Lyr Add: MOCKINGBIRD (Carly Simon, James Taylor)
Well, last time, I posted only a link, and now the link doesn't work. This time, I found the lyrics here (click). Since it's based on a traditional song, I guess it ought to be posted.
-Joe Offer-

MOCKINGBIRD

Artists: Carly Simon and James Taylor (peak Billboard position # 5 in 1974)
Words and Music by Inez and Charlie Foxx with additional lyrics by James Taylor
Adapted from the same traditional folk lyrics as was the song "Bo Diddley"
Previously charted by the Foxxes at # 7 in 1963 and Aretha Franklin at # 94 in
1967.




Mock (yeah)
ing (yeah)
bird (yeah)
yeah (yeah)
Mockin'bird, now


Everybody have you heard
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody
Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh

Hear me now and understand
He's gonna find me some piece of mind
And if that piece of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
And if that better way ain't so
I'll ride with the tide and go with the   flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear
Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh



Now, everybody have you heard
She's gonna buy me a mockingbird
Yeah if that mockingbird don't sing
She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
Yes, it'll surely break this heart of mine
And there's a reason why I keep on tellin' everybody
Say yeah, yeah no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Listen now and understand
She's gonna find me some piece of mind
Yeah if that piece of mind won't stay
I'm gonna get myself a better way
I might rise above, I might go below
Ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's the reason why I keep on shoutin' in your ear...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, now, now. baby


Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
ronhontz@worldnet.att.net with help from his buddy, Paulo