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Lyr Req: Melancholy Child (Pam Tillis)

suzanne wilkins 29 May 97 - 10:42 AM
Suzanne Wilkins 29 May 97 - 10:59 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Jun 11 - 08:33 PM
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Subject: pam tillis - melancholy child
From: suzanne wilkins
Date: 29 May 97 - 10:42 AM

In desperate need of lyrics for Pam Tillis song, 'MAlancholy Child' Please help!

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Subject: melancholy child - continued
From: Suzanne Wilkins
Date: 29 May 97 - 10:59 AM

Having just read some other requests/comments I got a little worried that my previous message was just too damn short and inadequate. I'm a folk/country singer based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and there seems to be a dearth of 'good' folk performed by under 25's (I'm 25 next month) and am currently trying to build up a decent repetoire. So, if you see an advertisment for a folk group called Pidwigeon or a C + W group called Screamin' Weasels, that'll be us - come in and say 'hi'!

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Subject: Lyr Add: MELANCHOLY CHILD (Pam Tillis)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 08:33 PM

Words and music by Pam Tillis and Bob Di Piero
Recorded by Pam Tillis on her album "Put Yourself in My Place" (1991)

A baby with a baby just barely seventeen,
My mother mourned her innocence while she bounced me on her knee.
A daddy on the road added to her tears and trials.
Like silver rain they fell upon this melancholy child.

The sounds of my childhood still linger in my song,
My mother's lullaby, that train that ran behind our home.
A whippoorwill on a window sill, it should have made me smile,
But everything sounds lonesome to a melancholy child.

Now a restless blood runs in our family.
Thought I could outrun the emptiness inside of me,
So I went a little crazy; I went a little wild,
Trying to outdistance my own melancholy child.

I met a kind and gentle man who thinks the world of me,
And when he looks my way it is a woman that he sees,
But when I can't explain to him the tears that fill my eyes,
He takes me in his arms and rocks his melancholy child.

You take a black Irish temper and some solemn Cherokee,
A southern sense of humor and you got someone like me;
But there are thorns on every rose; to this I'm reconciled.
They're just a little sharper to a melancholy child.

And in my own babe's eyes I see the signs of a melancholy child.
Heaven help us all, another melancholy child.

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Subject: RE: melancholy child - continued
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 08:37 PM

Lyrics were posted in the earlier thread: Lyr Req: Melancholy Child (Pam Tillis).
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