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Joe Offer Lyr Add: Songs of Jim Ringer (1936-1992) (5) ADD: Rachel (Jim Ringer) 02 Aug 21


Storm asked at the Singaround for songs by Jim Ringer. Larry Joba sang this one.

RACHEL Jim Ringer

Rachel was a girl I used to love when I was young
You should have heard the love songs that I sung
Should have heard the way we talked
Walkin' 'long the stream
Barefoot through the meadow
By the lazy San Joaquin

Rachel was a melody that I first learned to sing
A sorceress just barely in her teens
A skinny dippin' sight to see
With freckles everywhere
A queen in faded hand me downs
With wild flowers in her hair

She had a way of sayin' this was never gonna end
And good night like a lover and good morning like a friend
Rachel was a watermelon ripe and freshly stole
First girl that I ever loved, first lie that I told

[break]

Rachel laughed and Rachel Sang and Rachel held my hand
Rachel watched me grow into a man
Rachel sat and listened to me
When I told a lie
Rachel waved me out of sight
When I said goodbye

The San Joaquin still rolls along where me and Rachel strolled
But the meadows turned to parking lots and me and Rachel's old
Rachel's just a memory that I still like to hold
First girl that I ever loved, first lie that I told


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