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Songs by Alice Gerrard

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Subject: Lyr Add: Calling Me Home
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Mar 05 - 09:19 PM

I've been looking for some songs to sing in honor of my late friend Mark Fackeldey when the Florida Old Time Music Championship comes around again at the end of this month. Here's one I like which I didn't see in the DT.



Calling Me Home

by Alice Gerrard



An old friend lay on his dying bed
Held my hand to his bony breast
And he whispered low as I bent my head
Oh they're calling me home
They're calling me home

My time has come to sail away
I know you'd love for me to stay
But I miss my friends of yesterday
Oh they're calling me home
They're calling me home

I know you'll remember me when I'm gone
Remember my stories, remember my songs
I'll leave them on earth, sweet traces of gold
Oh they're calling me home
They're calling me home

So friends gather round and bid me goodbye
My body's bound but my soul shall fly
My little light's shining from the sky
Oh they're calling me home
They're calling me home

My time has come to sail away
I know you'd love for me to stay
But I miss my friends of yesterday
Oh they're calling me home
They're calling me home

From Alice Gerrard "Calling Me Home: Songs of Love and Loss" Copper Creek Records, 2004


love, harpgirl


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Subject: ADD: Custom Made Woman Blues (Alice Gerrard)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 01:00 AM

Thread #88928   Message #1673884
Posted By: Janie
20-Feb-06 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: treat ur wife as u would ur girlfriend ?
Subject: RE: BS: treat ur wife as u would ur girlfriend ?

CUSTOM MADE WOMAN BLUES
by Alice Gerrard


Well I tried to be the kind of woman you wanted me to be
And it's not your fault that I tried to be what I thought you wanted to see
Smilin' face shinin' hair clothes that I thought you'd like me to wear
Made to please and not to tease it's the custom made woman blues.

Yes I tried to be the kind of woman you wanted me to be
And I tried to see life your way and say all the things you'd like me to say
Lovin' looks gentle hands all guaranteed to keep a' holdin' your man
Made to please and not to tease it's the custom made woman blues.

And now you say you're tired of me and all of those things I thought you wanted me to be
Is it true you want some one who knows how to think and do on her own
Lord it's hard to realize the lessons I learned so was young were nothing but lies
Made to please and not to tease it's the custom made woman blues
Made to please and not to tease it's the custom made woman blues.


Alice Gerrard Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCXvBVKM5ow


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