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Thread #40846   Message #1284583
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Sep-04 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: Help: Everything Malvina!
Subject: ADD: Little Land
Deckman mentioned this song in another thread, so I thought it would be good to post it.
-Joe Offer-

Little Land
(Malvina Reynolds, 1958)

When you're in the Little Land
They fill your hands with gold,
You think you stay for just a day,
You come out bent and old.

CHORUS
Dead leaves in your pockets,
Oh, my enchanted, have a care.
Run, run from the Little Folk,
Or you'll have dead leaves in your pockets,
And snowflakes in your hair.


When you're in the Little Land
You watch the wee folk play,
You see them through a game or two,
You come out old and gray.
CHORUS

Lights shine in the Little Land
From diamonds on the wall,
But when you're back on the brown hill side
It's cold pebbles after all.
CHORUS

Music in the Little Land,
It makes the heart rejoice,
It charms your ear so you cannot hear
The sound of your true love's voice.
CHORUS

source: Little Boxes and other Handmade Songs, Malvina Reynolds (Oak Publications, 1964)


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CHORDS (Key of C):

   C                 Am
When you're in the Little Land
C Am
They fill your hands with gold,
C G7 C Dm
You think you stay for just a day,
G7 C
You come out bent and old.

CHORUS
Dm Am
Dead leaves in your pockets,
E7 Am
Oh, my enchanted, have a care.
E7 Am
Run, run from the Little Folk,
E7
Or you'll have dead leaves in your pockets,
Am
And snowflakes in your hair.