The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2871   Message #12962
Posted By: Bert
23-Sep-97 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: Lullaby Land (songs posted here)
Subject: Lyr Add: BATHING ANGEL
A sadly neglected group of songs. I guess we get too old for them. Here's one of mine.


(A)Someone's been (E7)cutting their (A)toenails
I (D)really don't know (A)who
they've (D)left one there, way (A)up in the air
on a (E7)carpet of midnight blue.

They must have been taking a shower
and it didn't all go down the drain
As I look in the sky, I feel in my eye
a few soft drops of rain.

They've used too much talcum powder
and shaken it all around
those sprinkes of white all over the night
are making the stars shine down.

It must be a pretty young angel
taking a tub up there
now the day is done, in the setting sun
I see a few strands of her hair.

So go to sleep my darling
now that the day is through
there's a freshly scrubbed young angel
watching over (A)you.

Copyright Bert Hansell, 1996