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Lyr Req: My Town (Paul Siebel)

Dharmabum 15 Dec 11 - 06:39 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Dec 11 - 06:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Paul Siebel My Town
From: Dharmabum
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 06:39 AM

I found a few links to the song,but none with lyrics.
Anyone got them,or know where I could find them?
Figured I'd ask before I transpose them from the album.

Thanks, DB.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY TOWN (Paul Siebel)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 06:01 PM

I was able to hear the song on Spotify. Here's my transcription:


MY TOWN
Written by Paul Siebel
As sung by Paul Siebel on "Woodsmoke and Oranges" (1970)

My town was fathered by orphans, praise God,
Who came from across the sea.
Time gave them plenty of nothin',
So why they do wish more from me?

They speak to me of the fact'ries
And tell me to take my place,
But I'll stay here in the willow
Erasing the shame from my face.

Have you seen Miss Delia, my God?
Seen her march with a flag that is tore?
Her gown once so blue is now faded
And she prays that we'll find war.
Yeah, she prays that we'll find war.

Once to the battle with reason
Ah, to vanquish the tyrant insane!
The poison he preached has changed places
And my town has heroes again.

Somewhere a bugle is blowing
And a drummer is moving the dust.
I've broken my pencils and paper
While the church bells go silent with rust.*

Have you seen Miss Delia, my God?
With her crowd down at town hall,
Crying her eyes out for Johnny,
'Cause he died over there for us all?
Yeah, he died over there for us all.


[* Most bells are made from a type of bronze, which develops a patina, but doesn't rust. Having a patina is not an impediment to ringing.]


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