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Thread #66109   Message #1095037
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Jan-04 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Man Who Sings (Fred Holstein)
Subject: ADD: The Man Who Sings (Shep Slazlow)
The Man Who Sings
(Shep Slazlow)

When my song is sung and ended,
And I've lifted my coat (?) and gone
And I walk out your door into the wedding
Of the darkness and the dawn

You may wonder of me for the moment
Who I was, from where I came;
I'm the man who sings songs to the rivers,
I'm the man who sings songs to the rain.

[instrumental break]

Once I thought I knew some questions
I thought I could change things my way
I thought there was sense in the sunrise
And a point to the passing of days

But the world is a fine, splendid woman
I must love her and not know why
I'm the man who sings songs to meadows,
I'm the man who sings songs to the sky.

There's trouble in being a husband
There's trouble in working the land
There's trouble in being a lover
There's trouble in being a man

But there ain't no trouble in singin'
In driftin' or movin' on
I'm the man who sings songs to the moonlight,
I'm the man who sings songs to the sun.

I'm the man who sings songs to the moonlight,
I'm the man who sings songs to the sun.



from the Fred Holstein recording on Gathering at the Earl of Old Town. Also on Fred Holstein: A Collection