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I WISH I HAD SOMEONE TO LOVE ME
IF I HAD THE WINGS
PILOT'S LAMENT
THE PRISONER'S SONG


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Review: Over these prison walls I will fly (2) (closed)
wings of an angel/sitting alone in an (3) (closed)


JedMarum 12 Nov 01 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,BigDaddy 12 Nov 01 - 12:41 AM
GUEST,wxgal 11 Nov 01 - 12:39 AM
jets 27 May 99 - 08:00 AM
Ferrara 27 May 99 - 07:29 AM
Ferrara 27 May 99 - 07:24 AM
roxiesmama (inactive) 27 May 99 - 07:13 AM
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Subject: DTADD Version: Wings of An Angel^^^
From: JedMarum
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 09:09 AM

I have searched for this old song too, and never found it ('til now). Thanks Big Daddy for the link. Here's the text:

THE PRISONER'S SONG^^^

[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


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Subject: RE: Wings of An Angel
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 12:41 AM

Go to www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs to find lyrics and chords. It's filed there under Vernon Dalhart.


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Subject: RE: Wings of An Angel
From: GUEST,wxgal
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 12:39 AM

I guess i picked this up a little late, but i love this song and I've never known the proper title. My grandmother sang it to me often and I remembered most of the words, but wanted to know all the lyrics. This site and the forum have been very helpful.

wxgal


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Subject: RE: Wings of An Angel
From: jets
Date: 27 May 99 - 08:00 AM

If memory serves, I believe that the Prison Song, was the first million dollar recording.


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Subject: RE: Wings of An Angel
From: Ferrara
Date: 27 May 99 - 07:29 AM

There's an alternate version of the first verse, with the third line changed as follows:

Oh I wish I had someone to love me
Someone to call me her own,
Someone to sleep with me nightly,
For I'm tired of living alone.


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Subject: RE: Wings of An Angel
From: Ferrara
Date: 27 May 99 - 07:24 AM

Search the DT database for Prisoner* and you'll get a bunch of songs including The Prisoner's Song. Thanks for the reminder -- my mother used to sing this, and I've been wanting to look up the words. - Rita Ferrara


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Subject: Wings of An Angel
From: roxiesmama (inactive)
Date: 27 May 99 - 07:13 AM

I am looking for the words to a song that keeps repeating the same sentence in my mind. The only one I can remember.

If I had the wings of an angel- over these prison walls I would fly- I'd fly to the arms of my darling and there's where I'd stay 'till I die

Can anyone remember this song and perhaps let me know. Thanks, Carolyn crchenry@sprynet.com


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