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Thread #10363   Message #71474
Posted By: Dale Rose
16-Apr-99 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mister Spoons (Ian and Sylvia)
Subject: Lyr Add: MR SPOONS (Ian Tyson)
From the LP notes by John Court: "They're partners in life as well as in music, which must have its difficult moments like the prospect of having to sing with someone you were maybe not speaking to. But they certainly have made that work, what with that thing rolling around on the rug, young Clayton Dawson, herein and hereafter referred to as 'Mr. Spoons.' "

Mr. Spoons
Ian Tyson, recorded on Lovin' Sound, MGM 4388, 1967.

Mr. Spoons, you make me laugh in the morning
And no one else has ever done that before
Not for a long, long time
Little boy, you hide cares away without warning
You make me laugh, make me cry
Far as I can see, you're my reason for living
Cause you never, never know 'bout living
And you never, never know 'bout loving
And one day he's here and its all so clear

Spring schemes die, I let them pass me by without knowing
But fall dreams lie so warm in his eyes
Bright, brown eyes
Stay with me until the time when you're all finished growing
You made me laugh, made me cry
Far as I can see you're my reason for living
Cause you never, never know 'bout living
And you never, never know 'bout loving
And one day he's here and its all so clear, Mr. Spoons

Sylvia joins Ian on the last three lines of each stanza.