Mudcat Café message #32390 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5643   Message #32390
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Jul-98 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Fiddle and the Drum (Joni Mitchell)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM (Joni Mitchell)
THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM
by Joni Mitchell

And so once again
My dear Johnny my dear friend
And so once again you are fightin' us all
And when I ask you why
You raise your sticks and cry, and I fall
Oh, my friend
How did you come
To trade the fiddle for the drum

You say I have turned
Like the enemies you've earned
But I can remember
All the good things you are
And so I ask you please
Can I help you find the peace and the star
Oh, my friend
What time is this
To trade the handshake for the fist

And so once again
Oh, America my friend
And so once again
You are fighting us all
And when we ask you why
You raise your sticks and cry and we fall
Oh, my friend
How did you come
To trade the fiddle for the drum

You say we have turned
Like the enemies you've earned
But we can remember
All the good things you are
And so we ask you please
Can we help you find the peace and the star
Oh my friend
We have all come
To fear the beating of your drum

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55 Liberty Street, New York, N.Y 10005 - BMI

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