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Lyr Req: Let Us Come In (Malvina Reynolds) -Seeger

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BURY ME IN MY OVERALLS
FROM WAY UP HERE
IF YOU LOVE ME
JUST A LITTLE RAIN
LITTLE BOXES
LITTLE BOXES RE-VISITED
MAGIC PENNY
MAGIC PENNY
ROSIE JANE
THE BANKERS AND THE DIPLOMATS
THE BOY SALUTES
THE MONEY CROP
TURN AROUND


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02 Dec 98 - 03:00 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Dec 11 - 12:18 AM
Joe Offer 04 Dec 11 - 01:29 AM
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Subject: Let Us Come In
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Date: 02 Dec 98 - 03:00 PM

This song is on a Pete Seeger children's record. Anyone know where it's from?


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Subject: Lyr Req: LET US COME IN (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 12:18 AM

My transcription from Spotify:


LET US COME IN
(Malvina Reynolds)
As sung by Pete Seeger on "Song and Play Time" (1960)

1. We are three wand'ring trav'lers
Out in the wind and the rain.
We saw your light, cheery and bright,
And tapped on your window pane.

CHORUS:
Singing let us come in, let us come in,
Into your house so gay.
Let us come in, let us come in.
Please do not send us away.

2. One of us plays on the whistle.
He makes such a musical tweet.
One of us sings such beautiful things,
And another keeps time with his feet.

3. Please go ahead with your dinner.
We will just wait till you're through.
But if you find there's enough to go round,
Save us a beefsteak or two.

4. We will make noise very softly.
The landlord won't hear us at all;
And if there's not enough room in the beds,
We'll just sleep out in the hall.

5. One or two extra won't matter.
Plenty of room on the floor.
You'll look around and find we have gone
After a fortnight or more.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Let Us Come In (Malvina - from Pete Seeger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 01:29 AM

This song is in the Oak Publications songbook, Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs by Malvina Reynolds (1964), page 37. The lyrics in the songbook are almost the same as Jim's transcription, but the songbook has an additional second verse:

    We heard the music playing,
    We smelled the beautiful booze (or stews),
    One of us said, "Let's knock on the door!"
    The other said, "What can we lose?"
    Singing:


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