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Lyr Req: Light in the Window (Greg Trooper)

topical tom 08 Jan 08 - 07:13 AM
Shaneo 08 Jan 08 - 07:28 AM
oldhippie 08 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM
Barbara Shaw 08 Jan 08 - 07:58 AM
topical tom 08 Jan 08 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,Peter Vogel 28 Jun 10 - 05:38 PM
Barbara Shaw 28 Jun 10 - 07:55 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: There's a Light in the Window
From: topical tom
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:13 AM

This is a song written, I believe, by Greg Trooper.I first heard it sung beautifully by the great Ottawa Valley fiddler, April Verch.Can someone find the lyrics for me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a Light in the Window
From: Shaneo
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:28 AM

may be this one


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUST COMING OF AGE (Collins, Dunn)
From: oldhippie
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM

"JUST COMING OF AGE" by Burton Collins and Don Dunn
Recorded by Bobby Ross

There's a light in a window out on Route 20
And it's been burning brightly since '71
The day that a telegram came from the Army
With regrets to inform them of their youngest son
In the line of duty, enemy fire, are a few of the words
On that yellowing page
And it sits in a drawer by a box with a medal
Near a picture of a young man Just Coming Of Age
Near a picture of a young man Just Coming Of Age

There's a woman with a family who lives in St. Louis
She's been a good wife and she couldn't complain
But sometimes she wonders how things might be different
If she had married her old high school flame
She loves her children, two girls and a boy
And her husband's a good man, but it's just not the same
As the day that her sweetheart went away for his country
A picture of a young man Just Coming Of Age
The picture of a young man Just Coming Of Age

There's a stone by a tree somewhere in Virginia
That marks the place where the young man now lies
With all of his hopes, his dreams and his promise
Silenced forever beneath clear blue skies
And the stone looks the same as the one right beside it
And the thousands of others like lines on a page
Each one was a friend, a sister or brother
A son or daughter Just Coming Of Age
The picture of someone Just Coming Of Age

There's a light in a window out on Route 20
And it's been burning brightly since '71


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHT IN THE WINDOW (Greg Trooper)
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:58 AM

The Greg Trooper song "Light in the Window" was recorded by Salamander Crossing (Rani Arbo). Beautiful song.

LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

Greg Trooper


There's a light in the window
Darling one, darling one
There's a light in the window, darling one
It will shine on forever
Through darkness and bad weather
To light your way home darling one.

There's a cool breeze blowing
Through my heart, through my heart
There's a cool breeze blowing through my heart
When leaves are falling gently through the yard
Like the last time I held you in my arms.

(Chorus)
No one ever knows what they'll find down the road
My love travels with you no matter where you go
There's a light in the window that will always shine on
To light your way home darling one.

I can teach you to fly
Darling one, darling one
I can teach you to fly darling one
But if you cut away the strings
And realize you have wings
Will you fly back to me darling one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a Light in the Window
From: topical tom
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 10:17 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Light in the Window (Greg Trooper)
From: GUEST,Peter Vogel
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 05:38 PM

I believe the lyrics as done by Salamander Crossing are not, "I can teach you to fly," but "I can't teach you to fly." This makes better sense in the context.

I can't teach you to fly
Darling one, darling one
I can't teach you to fly darling one
But if you cut away the strings
And realize you have wings
Will you fly back to me darling one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Light in the Window (Greg Trooper)
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 07:55 PM

Interesting idea, Peter Vogel, but I'm not sure I agree with you. I think of it in the sense that:

I can teach you to fly (give you your freedom), but then once you have that freedom will you come back to me?

Don't know for sure what the composer wrote.


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