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Lyr Req: She's Far Away (Tom Paxton)


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GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg 15 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM
Nancy King 15 Aug 01 - 08:40 PM
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GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg 16 Aug 01 - 09:22 AM
Sorcha 16 Aug 01 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,999 16 Sep 12 - 11:05 AM
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Subject: Lyrics remembered
From: GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM

Recently I've been trying to locate a song some of who's lyrics and tune I remember clearly but for which a search of the web has been ineffectual. I thought this was a Joni Mitchell song but searching a lyrics web site didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

The lyrics I remember:

She's far away, she's far away, in her granny's house in Kansas, watching for tornadoes in the sky.

Gratefully, Gerry Wildenberg

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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 08:40 PM

It's got great potential -- hope somebody recognizes it!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 09:07 PM

Nothing found using these phrases in Google, sorry.

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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 10:21 PM

It seems to be about Dorothy (Wizard Of Oz) or maybe Judy Garland. Does that help?

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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 10:42 PM

Yea, sort of, but Dorothy was at her Auntie Em's house, not grandma's.

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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 09:22 AM

I now think the lyrics I recall are from a Tom Paxton song: She's Far Away.

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Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 10:37 AM

OK, it is Paxton from the Album "How Come the Sun" (1971) but I didn't find lyrics.

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Subject: LYRIC ADD She's Far Away by T Paxton.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 11:05 AM

She's Far Away

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

She's far away. She will stay,
Through the darkest seasons.
Feeling lost, feeling frost.
Leafing through her reasons.
She will go to Woodstock,
She will hitch a ride,
Army surplus knapsack
With some paperbacks inside.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.

She's far away. She will play,
On her cousin's cello.
She'll escape, she will scrape,
Parts of Mellow Yellow.
She will find the music,
Deep inside the wood.
Lying down beside it,
And devouring it for food.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.

She's far away. Every day,
She will walk for hours.
Writing songs, righting wrongs,
And renaming flowers.
She will see the windstorm.
Willing it to blow.
Knowing in the instant,
When the time has come to go.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.


I tried posting that to the UR thread FOUR times an it wouldn't take. So, here it is.

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