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DOG DAY SERENADE

Michael J "Mad Stork" Harding

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DANCING GIRL

Dancing girl with dark brown eyes, first on the ground; then in the skies, Do you know what you do to me? You make me see. You set me free.

Dancing girl with wispy wings, face of pearl and misty things, Do you know how you rule my night, and steal my sight, and make me right?

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Then, you just fly away and leave me blue, never to know how much I really love you. You just only want to play, but I will stay another day.

Dancing girl with walnut hair, gliding down the spiral stair, You must have heard my lonely prayer, or seen me stare, but you don't care.

Dancing girl please try to land. Take my outstretched, lonely hand. I would always be around to pick you up if you fall down.

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But, you just fly away and leave me blue, Never to know how much I really love you. You just only want to play, but I will stay another day. You just only want to play, but I will stay another day. You just only want to play, but I will stay and I will pay.

CARINA, CARINA

Carina Carina, where were you last night? Carina Carina, where were you last night? I searched my whole world over but you were nowhere in sight.

I got a bird that whistles. I got a song to sing. I got a bird that whistles. I got a song to sing. but, if I don't got my carina they don't mean a thing.

Carina Carina, where you been so long? Carina Carina, where you been so long? come home to me Carina I've waited far too long.

Carina Carina, won't you please come home. Carina Carina, won't you please come home. Come home to me Carina. Carina, please come home.

THE ROSEBUD EXPRESS

So now you wanna change your mind: you wanna leave it all behind. Well, of course we'll do it your way, but it takes me more than a day. We've been through it all before: pieces all over the floor. You say it just wasn't true and I say for me, or for you? I wish I was strong like you: one, two, we're all through. You know, I wouldn't feel quite so bad, if you could take a little time to be sad.

Chorus: You're a real bargain, baby: Just like this old railroad car. Everything comes so easy; but it only goes so far. You're a real top shelf item: priced to move, and delight'm. But, be careful you don't get too easy in the back of some old railroad bar. 'Cause when you wanna turn back, they're gonna tear up the track and tell you that they're dragging you down to serve wine and beer with parking in the rear on Main street in some lonely town.

If there was something I could say, or do, to keep you from saying we're through, You know, I'd try again and I'd fail, and end up with my soul in jail. So, I sit here in the Rosebud Café, trying to make it through another day. The breeze from the fan blows so cold, and I feel like I'm a hundred years old.

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SUNSHINE

You know I miss you, love, when the sun and moon and stars don't shine above. And it always feels like snow and the flowers don't seem to grow on their stems just right. And I never seem to know just where I want to go, or if it's day or night. Sunshine, please, shine back down on me.

You know I miss you now, when I remember days and remember how You and me and love, and the skies up above, on the side of a hill; With nothing to prove, and the earth would move, while time stood still. Sunshine, please, shine back down on me.

Chorus: Sunshine smile back down on me. Shine in my face and set me free. Make me feel. Make me real. Ease my mind. Free my weary soul. Sunshine, please make me whole.

You know I miss you still, when I find myself standing alone on that hill. Drinking lots of wine and thinking I'm fine, but the world is cruel; Being really blind, forgetting what is mine and being such a fool. Sunshine, please, shine back down on me.

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MAGGIE

Violets bloomed in the woods, Maggie spreading their perfume on the breeze When I first said I love only you, Maggie And you said you love only me. Dogwoods blossomed along the lane, Maggie And a robin sang aloud from a tree When I first said I love only you, Maggie And you said you love only me. A golden rush of daffodils blushed, Maggie And danced with the leaves on the trees When I first said I love only you, Maggie And you said you love only me. The birds in the trees sang a song, Maggie of happy ever-afters for you and me When I first said I love only you, Maggie And you said you love only me. Our dreams, they just never did come true, Maggie And our hopes, they just never were to be When I first said I love only you, Maggie And you said you love only me.

PRELUDE TO DANNY BOY

Of all the pain and suffering endured by the Irish people (or any other people for that matter), when they found themselves besieged and occupied by brutal forces of oppression, probably nothing equaled the anguish of having to sacrifice their bright and beautiful young sons, in the flower of their youth, to the cause of resistance. In the fall of the year, when the harvest was in, the chieftains would send their brigades out into the countryside to gather the new recruits who had come of age to serve in the past year. This (Danny Boy) is the song of an aging and ailing father to his most-beloved young son, whose time had come to answer the call to march through the valley of the shadow of death; though still more a boy than a man.

DANNY BOY

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer's gone, and all the roses falling It's you, it's you must go and i must abide. But you come back when summer's in the meadow Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh Danny boy, my Danny boy, I love you so.

If when you come, and all the flowers are dying And i am dead, and dead I well may be You come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say a prayer there for me. And I will hear, though soft you tread above me And all my sleep will warmer, sweeter be. And if you bend and tell me that you love me, Then I will sleep in peace until you come to me.

GUNG HO BRAVOS

To the legion of the lost, to the cohort of the damned, to our forces under fire overseas, sings the pious politician, clean-cut, well-heeled and tanned: A drumbeat for the cause, if you please. Yes, the captain of the cause that now does give us pause, and faith we went the pace and went it blind, We all cheered and blew our horns on the day the plan was born, but the captain now seems something less than kind.

Chorus: We are poor little lambs who have lost our way. baa! baa! baa! We are little lost sheep who have gone astray. baa! baa! baa! (We are little lost sheep who've been led astray) Gung Ho Bravos out on a spree. damned from hear to eternity. Oh, god have mercy on such as we. baa! baa! baa!

If the homes we seldom write too and the oaths we seldom keep, and all we hold most distant and most dear, across the snoring barracks come back to steal our sleep, will you scorn us if we drown ourselves in beer? When the drunken veteran mutters while he's lying in the gutter, and the gore of this war is written plain, when the dead come back to call in the shadows on the wall, will you jail us if we drug ourselves from pain?

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We are done with hope and honor. We are lost to love and truth, We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung. And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth. God help us, for we saw too much, too young. Our shame is our repentance for the crime that brings the sentence, Our pride it is to know we have no pride. But, we'll fly to our last firefight with our barrels blazing high; when we die, you'll find our dog tags where they lie.

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AND GOD CAN ONLY CRY

Evil is the face of hatred. Hatred is the face of rage. Rage is the face of punishment. Punishment is the face of authority. Authority is the face of religion. Religion is the face of control. Control is the face of power. And God can only cry. God can only cry, can only cry and cry and cry and cry and cry. God can only cry, only cry and cry and cry.

OL' MAN RIVER

Ol' man river, he must know somethin'. He don't say nothin', but he must know somethin'. Just keeps rollin', Keeps on a-rollin' along.

He don't plant potatoes. He don't plant cotton. And we who plants'm are soon forgotten, While ol' man river, he just keeps rollin' along.

You and me, we sweat an strain, Our bodies all achin' and a-racked with pain. Haul that load and heave that bale. Get a little high and you land in jail.

I get weary and sick of tryin' I'm tired of livin' and scared of dyin'. But ol' man river just keeps rollin' along.

© 2005 - 2007 - Michael J Harding

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