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Lyr/Chords Req: My Mother the Mountain

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AIN'T LEAVIN' YOUR LOVE
AT MY WINDOW
BUCKSKIN STALLION BLUES
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MY PROUD MOUNTAINS


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Subject: My Mother the Mountain
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 03:09 PM

If any of you Townes Van Zandt fans have the words/chords to this song, I'd appreciate it mightily.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OUR MOTHER THE MOUNTAIN (Townes Van Zandt
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 03:25 PM

OUR MOTHER THE MOUNTAIN
by Townes Van Zandt

My lover comes to me with a rose on her bosom
The moon's dancin' purple all through her black hair
And a ladies-in-waiting she stands 'neath my window
And the sun will rise soon on the false and the fair

She tells me she comes from my mother the mountain
Her skin fits her tightly and her lips do not lie
She silently slips from her throat a medallion
Slowly she twirls it in front of my eyes

I watch her, I love her, I long for to touch her
The satin she's wearin' is shimmering blue
Outside my window her ladies are sleeping
My dogs have gone hunting the howling is through

So I reach for her hand and her eyes turns to poison
And her hair turns to splinters, and her flesh turns to brine
She leaps cross the room, she stands in the window
And screams that my first-born will surely be blind

She throws herself out to the black of the nightfall
She's parted her lips but she makes not a sound
I fly down the stairway, and I run to the garden
No trace of my true love is there to be found

So walk these hills lightly, and watch who you're lovin'
By mother the mountain I swear that it's true
Love not a woman with hair black as midnight
And her dress made of satin all shimmering blue

From: http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-36794/tvz/tvz_003.html
A formatted page with chords is here


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Mother the Mountain
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 03:26 PM

A great TVZ page with links to both lyrics and chords...........


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Mother the Mountain
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 05:45 PM

Sorcha, thanks so much for the lyrics and the great link.


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