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Bird On The Wire

Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, Like a knight from some old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee. If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you

Ballad Of The Absent Mare

Say a prayer for the cowboyHis mare’s run awayAnd he’ll walk til he finds herHis darling, his strayBut the river’s in floodAnd the roads are awashAnd the bridges break upIn the panic of loss. And there’s nothing to followThere’s nowhere to goShe’s gone like the summerGone like the snowAnd the crickets are breakingHis heart with

Avalanche

Well I stepped into an avalanche,It covered up my soul;When I am not this hunchback that you see,I sleep beneath the golden hill.You who wish to conquer pain,You must learn, learn to serve me well. You strike my side by accidentAs you go down for your gold.The cripple here that you clothe and feedIs neither

Leaving Green Sleeves

Alas, my love, you did me wrong,To cast me out discourteously,For I have loved you so long,Delighting in your very company.Now if you intend to show me disdain,Don’t you know it all the more enraptures me,For even so I still remain your lover in captivity. Green sleeves, you’re all alone,The leaves have fallen, the men

Master Song

I believe that you heard your master singWhen I was sick in bed.I suppose that he told you everythingThat I keep locked away in my head.Your master took you travelling,Well at least that’s what you said.And now do you come back to bringYour prisoner wine and bread?. You met him at some temple, whereThey take

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