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Lyr Add: Hummingbird

GUEST,Mbo 25 Jan 00 - 08:33 AM
Midchuck 25 Jan 00 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,Mbo 25 Jan 00 - 01:13 PM
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Subject: Hummingbird
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 08:33 AM

Here's a great song by Boo Hewerdine that he and Eddi Reader did on TransAtlantic Sessions.

HUMMINGBIRD

(Boo Hewerdine)

Hummingbird, hummingbird
I thought I'd find you here
Bright lights draw you near
They always will
All that work and worry
Just to stay still



Hummingbird, hummingbird
Always on your mind


Sweetness you must find
Does it get you down?
You never reach to sky
And you cannot touch the ground

Chorus:
Soar--you will never soar
Spin or swoop or glide
Soar--up above us all
In the shadows you must hide

Hummingbird, hummingbird
I saw you beat your wings
If you forget to sing
You'll lose your soul
Then were will you go
When all the pretty things have gone?

Chorus

Hummingbird, hummingbird
I thought I'd find you here
Bright lights draw you near
They always will
All that work and worry
Just to stay still

Hummingbird, hummingbird
Hummingbird, hummingbird
Etc.


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hummingbird
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 01:04 PM

That's pretty, and I shouldn't do this, but the title reminded me of one of my own doggerel compositions:

LAWYER CADY'S HUMMINGBIIRD WALTZ

Words: Cady and Morse Music: P. D. ("Railroading on the Great Divide")

G C G Just give me a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow; (A7) D7 And I'll give you music, wherever I go. G C G There ain't many songs this old Buzzard don't know, C G D7 G If you give him a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow.

I loved making music on my D-18. It was new, it was mellow and bright, it was clean. But I got kind of old, and my songs got obscene; And it felt wrong to play it, if you know what I mean.

So give me a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow; And I'll give you music, wherever I go. The cardinal rule, if you want a good show, Is to give me a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow.

I see birdwatchers run through the woods, and I ask: "What is there to gain, that would prompt such a task?" A man's reach shouldn't have to exceed his own grasp. There's fine birds to be found in a gigbag or flask.

So give me a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow; And I'll give you music, wherever I go. Doctor John Starling, himself, told me so: All you need is a Hummingbird, and a little Old Crow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hummingbird
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 01:13 PM

Hee hee, that's a funny one, Midchuck! Sorry about those big spaces between lines up there! And it should say "You never reach the sky."

--Mbo


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