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Thread #31699   Message #413097
Posted By: Sarah2
07-Mar-01 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Johnny (from the Pozo-Seco Singers)
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY (from the Pozo-Seco Singers)
Okay, there's an agenda here, too. I've looked through the DigiTrad and did a Forum search, as best I know how, and didn't find this tune, one of my favorites done by the Pozo-Seco Singers. But I don't know who wrote it. Anyone?

JOHNNY

Johnny, run to the window.
Daddy's coming through the meadow.
What's that he's holding in his hand?
Johnny, looks like a present
For you; Daddy's bringing home a
Present for his little man.

Johnny, Johnny, run and meet him.
Run laughing to your father; greet him.
Show him you're happy that he's home.
Give him your little baby kisses,
So he may know that this is
His darling son, his very own.

[Bridge:] Johnny, peep into the sack.
Get ready for your thrill.
What has Daddy brought you back?
It's a little bird, lying still.

Johnny, hush your crying.
Little birds can't fly from dying.
Loveliness is powerless to save.
You will learn as you grow older,
Days are shorter; nights get colder.
The web of Time entangles and enslaves.

[Bridge:] Johnny, listen carefully:
Our debts must all be paid.
Beauty would not beauty be,
If it did not fade.

Johnny, don't be a-mourning.
Let the bluebird be your warning.
Enjoy the world; enjoy it while you may.
Each moment that your heart is beating,
Time is passing; time is fleeting.
Live your life; live it every day.

So live your life, Johnny; live it every day.

***

Sarah