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Lyr Req: She's Far Away (Tom Paxton)

15 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM (#528751)
Subject: Lyrics remembered
From: GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg

Recently I've been trying to locate a song some of who's lyrics and tune I remember clearly but for which a search of the web has been ineffectual. I thought this was a Joni Mitchell song but searching a lyrics web site didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

The lyrics I remember:

She's far away, she's far away, in her granny's house in Kansas, watching for tornadoes in the sky.

Gratefully, Gerry Wildenberg


15 Aug 01 - 08:40 PM (#528917)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Nancy King

It's got great potential -- hope somebody recognizes it!

Nancy


15 Aug 01 - 09:07 PM (#528925)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Noreen

Nothing found using these phrases in Google, sorry.


15 Aug 01 - 10:21 PM (#528949)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: SINSULL

It seems to be about Dorothy (Wizard Of Oz) or maybe Judy Garland. Does that help?


15 Aug 01 - 10:42 PM (#528957)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Sorcha

Yea, sort of, but Dorothy was at her Auntie Em's house, not grandma's.


16 Aug 01 - 09:22 AM (#529131)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: GUEST,Gerry Wildenberg

I now think the lyrics I recall are from a Tom Paxton song: She's Far Away.


16 Aug 01 - 10:37 AM (#529194)
Subject: RE: Lyrics remembered
From: Sorcha

OK, it is Paxton from the Album "How Come the Sun" (1971) but I didn't find lyrics.


16 Sep 12 - 11:05 AM (#3405639)
Subject: LYRIC ADD She's Far Away by T Paxton.
From: GUEST,999

She's Far Away

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

She's far away. She will stay,
Through the darkest seasons.
Feeling lost, feeling frost.
Leafing through her reasons.
She will go to Woodstock,
She will hitch a ride,
Army surplus knapsack
With some paperbacks inside.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.

She's far away. She will play,
On her cousin's cello.
She'll escape, she will scrape,
Parts of Mellow Yellow.
She will find the music,
Deep inside the wood.
Lying down beside it,
And devouring it for food.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.

She's far away. Every day,
She will walk for hours.
Writing songs, righting wrongs,
And renaming flowers.
She will see the windstorm.
Willing it to blow.
Knowing in the instant,
When the time has come to go.

But 'til then she's far away,
She's at her granny's house in Kansas,
Watching for tornados in the sky.

From

http://www.mydfz.com/Paxton/lyrics/sfa.htm



I tried posting that to the UR thread FOUR times an it wouldn't take. So, here it is.