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Thread #5409   Message #1104211
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Jan-04 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/ChordsADD: Gordon Lightfoot songs
Subject: Lyr Add: ALL THE LOVELY LADIES (Gordon Lightfoot)
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ALL THE LOVELY LADIES
Gordon Lightfoot

All the lovely ladies in their finery tonight,
I wish that I could know them one by one.
All the handsome gentlemen with loving on their minds,
Strolling in to take the ladies home:
Bless you all and keep you on the road to tenderness.
Heaven can be yours just for now.

All the gentle strangers who by nature do not smile,
To everyone who cannot hold a pen,
To all you heavy rounders with a headache for your pains,
Who dread the thought of going 'round the bend:
Bless you all and keep you on the road to better things.
Heaven can be yours just for now.

To all the lovely ladies in their finery tonight,
I wish that I could kiss you while you knit.
To all the ones who learn to live with bein' second-guessed
Whose job it is to give more then to get:
Bless you all and keep you with the strength to understand.
Heaven can be yours just for now.

To all the little dreamers with a dream that cannot last,
To all the sleeping giants who must wake,
To every man who answers to the letter of the law,
And all the rest imprisoned by mistake:
Bless you all and keep you with the faith to let it pass.
Heaven can be yours just for now.

To all the lonely sailors who have trouble being seen,
To all of you with heartache that remains,
Maybe sometime later you might swim back into shore,
If someone could relieve you of your chains.
Bless you all and keep you all on the land or on the sea.
Heaven can be yours just for now.

[From "Cold on the Shoulder," 1975.]