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Thread #11196   Message #590736
Posted By: JedMarum
12-Nov-01 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: If I had the wings of an angel...
Subject: DTADD Version: Wings of An Angel^^^
I have searched for this old song too, and never found it ('til now). Thanks Big Daddy for the link. Here's the text:


[D] Oh, I wish I had someone to [G] love me
Some-[A7] one to call me their [D] own
Oh, I wish I had someone to [G] live with
'Cause I'm [A7] tired of livin' a-[D] lone.

Oh, please meet me tonight in the moonlight
Please meet me tonight all alone
For I have a sad story to tell you
It's a story that's never been told.

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow
Leavin' my poor darlin' alone
With the cold prison bars all around me
And my head on a pillow of stone.

Now I have a grand ship on the ocean
All mounted with silver and gold
And before my poor darlin' would suffer
Oh, that ship would be anchored and sold.

Now if I had wings like an angel
Over these prison walls I would fly
And I'd fly to the arms of my poor darlin'
And there I'd be willin' to die.^^^

As recorded by: Vernon Dalhart
Written by: Guy Massey