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Thread #24798   Message #858456
Posted By: GUEST,mike@hivroseburg.org
04-Jan-03 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Greatest love songs...and love generally
Subject: Lyr Add: A DAISY A DAY (Jud Strunk)
Speaking of love, I love the web :). I was looking for the Dylan lyrics to Shelter from the Storm here. Along the way I find humor, love, some fine sarcasm, a playful jibe or two and best of all, a boatload of prose and lyrics I've never seen or heard. Daisy Day caught my eye so I went to Leo's Lyrics

Leo's Lyrics

and found this version:

Daisy a Day    Jud Strunk

He remembers the first time he met 'er
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed

He remembers her sweet way of singin'
Honey has somethin' gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasin'
And the reason he wrote 'er this song

CHORUS
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

They would walk down the street in the evenin'
And for years I would see them go by
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eye

As a kid they would take me for candy
And I loved to go taggin' along
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing 'er his song

CHORUS

Now he walks down the street in the evenin'
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe he's believin'
He's holdin' 'er hand like before

For he feels all her love walkin' with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And gives her a daisy a day

CHORUS

Peace,
Mike