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Lyr Add: On Susan's Floor (Silverstein)

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Chris in Wheaton 12 Nov 04 - 10:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ON SUSAN'S FLOOR (Matthews, Silverstein)
From: kendall
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 07:50 PM

Someone asked for these lyrics, but I don't remember who.

ON SUSAN'S FLOOR
Vince Matthews, Shel Silverstein

Didn't seem so cold and tired
Stretched out before her fire,
Rolling smokes and drinking up her wine;
But I remember candlelight and singing 'til we couldn't sing no more,
Then falling warm asleep on Susan's floor.

In the morning I'd go on,
Leaving Susan and my song,
Knowing I'd be back in just a while,
Healing in the sunshine of her smile.

Now that my song is sweeter,
Lord, I'd like to meet her,
Thank her for the pleasures that she gave.
A stranger I came, my head bowed in the rain to her door
I sat and sang my songs on Susan's floor.

Lots of time and songs have passed.
I catch myself just looking back,
Reliving all the wonders of those nights.
That's where I'd be today if I had only stayed one night more,
And sang another song on Susan's floor.

Like crippled ships that made it through a storm,
And finally reached a quiet shore,
The homeless found a home on Susan's floor.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON SUSAN'S FLOOR (Silverstein, Matthews)
From: Tiger
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 08:33 PM

I learned it a tad differently, from "Don Quixote" album and songbook. Pretty song, but I've never heard it done by anyone but Lightfoot.

ON SUSAN'S FLOOR - Gordon Lightfoot
Words and music by Shel Silverstein and Vincent Matthews
c. 1970 and 1972, Jack Music, Inc.

    Like crippled ships that made it
    Through a storm and finally reached a quiet shore,
    The homeless found a home on Susan's floor.

Didn't feel so cold and tired
Stretched out before her fire
Rollin' smokes and drinkin' up her wine,
And I remember candlelight and singing 'til we could not sing no more,
Then fallin' warm asleep on Susan's floor.

Well, now that my song is sweeter,
I think I'd like to greet her
And thank her for the favors that she gave.
A stranger I came, my head bowed in the rain to the door,
I sat and sang my songs on Susan's floor.

    In the mornin', I'd go on,
    Buying kingdoms with my songs,
    Knowin' I'd be back in just a while,
    Warmin' in the sunlight of her smile.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK (One stanza)

Well, lots of time and songs have passed,
I catch myself just looking back,
Reliving all the wonder of those nights.
That's where I'd be today, if I'd only stayed one night more,
And sang another song on Susan's floor.

    Like crippled ships that made it
    Through a storm and finally reached a quiet shore,
    The homeless found a home on Susan's floor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susans Floor
From: kendall
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 09:37 PM

same song folk process


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susans Floor
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 10:00 AM

I didn't know Shel Silverstein wrote this one either, I thought it was Gordon - but I always wondered why it had been written; knowing it wasn't Gordon but Shel makes it make a lot more sense!


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Subject: Chord Req.: Susans Floor
From: Genie
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:14 PM

Anyone got the chords for this song?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susan's Floor (Silverstein)
From: Chris in Wheaton
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:46 AM

saw a cmt show once on how Waylon, Gatlin and others got started - I think the song is about their agent in Nashville who let the songwriters sleep in her living room --
is that the story?

Chris in Wheaton

p.s I recommend the early Larry Gatlin records - some great songs before he learned how to do the Nashville hook.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susan's Floor (Silverstein)
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:52 AM

Thanks for reminding me about this one - not done it for years, but well worth revisiting. Will get back with the chords soon Genie - as I recall it was pretty strighforward.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susan's Floor (Silverstein)
From: burntstump
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 07:06 AM

Check out www.lightfoot.ca/ for all of the lyrics to songs recorded by Gordon Lightfoot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susan's Floor (Silverstein)
From: Genie
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 11:55 PM

Yeah, Jim, the chords are very straightforward. I think it only uses 3 chords -- 4 at most.

It's the tune that I don't have firmly in my mind, and the chords will remind me where the tune goes.   §:-)

Genie


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Subject: Chords Add: ON SUSAN'S FLOOR (Silverstein,Matthews
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:45 AM

If you don't get the tune Genie, re-post and I'll get back to you


ON SUSAN'S FLOOR

(C) Didn't feel so cold and tired, stretched out before her fire,
Rollin' smokes and drinkin' up her (G7) wine;
And I re- (C) member (F) candle- (C) light and singin' songs,
Till we could sing no (G7) more,
Then fallin' fast asleep on Susan's (C) floor.

Now that my (F) song is (C) sweeter,
Lord I'd (F) like (C) to greet her;
To thank her for the favor (F) that (C) she (G7) gave,
A (F) stranger I (C) came, my head bowed in the rain (F) to (C) her (G7) door.
I sat and sang my songs on Susan's (C) floor.
In the morn- (F) ing I'd go (C) on leaving (F) Susan and my (C) songs,
Knowing I'd be back in just a (G7) while,
Healing in the sunshine of her (C) smile.

Well, lots of (F) time and (C) songs have passed,
I catch my- (F) self just (C) looking back;
Reliving all the wonder of those (G7) nights;
That's (F) where I would (C) be today,
If I had only stayed (F) one (C) night (G7) more,
And sang another song on Susan's (C) floor.
Like (F) crippled ships that (C) make it through a storm,
And finally reach a quiet (G7) shore,
The hopeless found a home on Susan's (C) floor.


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