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Lyr Add: Alone (Malvina Reynolds)

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Charley Noble 11 Mar 07 - 08:43 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Alone (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 08:43 PM

This one is an old friend of mine. I've never sung it but I periodically enjoy reading it:

Alone

(words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1960 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1988. a.k.a. "All Alone in My Quiet Head.")


I'll go into my mind and close the door,
And you'll not bother me anymore.
You'll think that I'm here
But I'm off and gone,
I'm not with anyone,
I'm alone.

All alone in my quiet head,
Where there's trees and stars and a trundle bed,
And gentle music and ancient tales,
And milk maids carrying shiny pails,
And distant bells on the evening air,
And it's quiet and good and you're not there.

All alone in my quiet head,
Where there's words that nobody ever said,
And songs that nobody ever heard,
Sung in the night by the emperor's bird,
In a dreamed-of land that is strange and fair,
And it's quiet and good and you're not there.

Notes:

Malvina Reynolds songbook in which the music to this song appears:
    Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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