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Thread #114908   Message #2461572
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Oct-08 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: So Much For Dreaming (Ian and Sylvia)
Subject: ADD: So Much For Dreaming (Ian and Sylvia)
Well, here's my attempt at a transcription, by ear from the Ian & Sylvia The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Disc 3. I have to say that there's a lot I don't understand. Can't say I like the song very much.
Anybody want to offer suggestions?
-Joe-

SO MUCH FOR DREAMING
(Ian Tyson)

Little girls dream of castles in the sky,
A penthouse here, and one in London by and by;
So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming.

It's all very sad, but you're wiser by now;
What words she's speaking, you gave her everything (What was she seeking?)
And when was the time you lost her and how,
Did all the giving start going unreturned?
Now you've learned.
You'll never buy her now,
You've lost her.
Ah, you'll never buy her now,
You've lost her.

Little girls dream of castles in the sky,
A penthouse here, and one in London by and by;
So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming.

What can you do? All your credit's run dry.
No time to bewitch her, you're poor with all your things. (You bore her with all your things?)
And she knows by now, you continually try
Paying the piper to make dreams come true.
It was left to you;
You'll never buy her now,
You've lost her.
Ah, you'll never buy her now,
You've lost her.

So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming.