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Thread #16673   Message #1622428
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Dec-05 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring around the Moon (Greg Brown)
Subject: Lyr Add: RING AROUND THE MOON (Greg Brown)
Greg Brown

We don't know when we came. You know it's been so long,
Everything is the same, so let's do one more song.
CHORUS: Ring around the moon, long, long time 'til day.
Play me one more tune. Please don't go away.

You be the mandolin. I'll be the steel guitar.
You dance out and in. I'll cry up so far.

Everybody's been alone, been to the parade,
Tryin' to find the bones of this masquerade,
CHORUS: And there's a...

Love she always passes lightly and away,
Like a lioness gets restless when she comes to stay,
CHORUS: And there's a...

Pickin' on the strings, tapping of your feet,
Well, these are age-old things, but who can say how sweet?
CHORUS: When there's a...

[Recorded by Greg Brown on "44 & 66," 1980.]