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Lyr Req: Heaven Help the Child (Mickey Newbury)

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lefthanded guitar 31 Aug 10 - 03:18 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Heaven Help the Child
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 03:18 PM

I'm singing this Micky Newbury(a sorely underacknowledged singer/songwriter from Texas) song with a friend at a small concert this weekend, and can't find the complete lyrics for the song:

HEAVEN HELP THE CHILD Anyone have them? Thanks.


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Subject: ADD: Heaven Help the Child (Mickey Newbury)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 03:31 PM

HEAVEN HELP THE CHILD
(Mickey Newbury)

Nineteen-twelve in New York,
Took a walk up to Park Avenue. Sipped some brew,
With my good friend, Maggie the Bohemian,
She was quite a woman of the world,
I was the envy of the men.

Heaven help the child.
Heaven help the child.

Paris in the twenties, it can offer plenty,
To a young man with a vision, so they say.
With a friend named Fitzgerald,
I was headed for the old world,
On a merchant steamer bound for Biscay Bay.

Heaven help the child.
Heaven help the child.
Take him back to where he has never been.

Nothin' like a freight train, get you to a city.
Pick another sad song for me, Jim.
Hate to leave the ol' man all alone,
To work the cotton.
But the country never seemed to bother him.

Heaven help the child.
Heaven help the child.
Take us back to where we have never been.

War is hell to live with.
I said to the General,
"We made the battle plan out for the day.
This will be the last one, if only God be willin',
We will go back home this time to stay."

[Vocal stylings...Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooo-oo]

So if old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind.
Let's sip a cup of kindness,
For my friends, to days gone by.


source: http://www.thelyricarchive.com/song/110510-13840/Heaven-Help-the-Child

Corrected after listing to the recording on the Mickey Newbury album, Winter Winds


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Heaven Help the Child (Mickey Newbury)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Joe!


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