the cherry tree  - philadelphia -  '77
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1)   amazon  -


         
 hey kendell,  look, there's a fight over there   
        where, barbara, where, where, barbara, where?
        someone is running and a man's falling down
        where, barbara, where,  barbara, where?

        at your side now, your side.  can i help you?

        your eyes are open, you can almost see
        you hold out your hand, and i take your hand
        pink bubbles are forming at your mouth
        you're young and strong, mister
        what wrong/  what's wrong?

       
at your side now, your side.  can i help you?

        my channel is blocked and my rivers are changing direction
        and my life is rushing, rushing out to the sea, to the sea.

        i have taken your hand,  the rest i learned in school,
        the right facts for the wrong problem
        these waters so black are forming a pool here
        down under your back
        and i don't know how to stop them

       
at your side now, your side.  can i help you?

        the amazon, the mightiest river
        it is flowing and flowing
        down to the sea
        her springs are cascading high in the Andes
        they are going and going
        down to the sea
        river of rivers,  blue, black and golden
        you are rolling and rolling
        down to the sea

        and on your shores
        the white man makes friends with the indian
        and makes him a problem
        in exchange for the land

        it's the same game
        a hundred years running
        and i lie here bleeding
        unable to stand

        who cares, who cares
        about living and dying?
        who cares, who cares
        about laughing and crying/

        whether children eat
        or fight with guns on the street?
       
        i care, i care, i care.

       
my channel is blocked and my rivers are changing direstion
        and my life is rushing, rushing out to the sea, to the sea.




2)   ( funky song tag ) happy birthday  -          for lyrics to this song, click here




3)   hey, buddy  


       hey, buddy,  do they still come here to make it?
        to take it all and get away?
        hey, buddy, are there some who're still high flyin'?
        is it still the biggest apple like they say?

        maybe i'm just older, more settled down
        you know, the glamour and the glitter
        they don't blind me like they did
        i guess it's different now that i've been around
        you know, i was growing up then
        i was still a kid

        since then i've played in every lounge
        from here to San Diego
        i got up every afternoon
        just in time to see the day go down

        i did my share of honky tonkin'
        howlin' at the moon
        i guess i need a rest now
        winter's comin' soon.

        maybe i'm just older, more settled down
        you know, the glamour and the glitter
        they don't blind me like they did.
        i guess it's different now that i've been around
        you know, i was growing up then
        i was still a kid

        it's pretty quiet for a wednesday
        in this part of town
        there used to be more bright lights
        more people hangin' around

        i watch the feet of passers by
        i see a lot of beat op shoes
        a little bit less of boogie woogie
        a little bit more of the blues

        hey, buddy, do they still come here to make it?
        this is my home town you know
        i guess i'd like to stay
        hey, buddy,  are there some that's still high flyin'
        fill me in, what's happenin'?  
        i've been away.
       




4)   take my hand  

       
        take my hand
        and i will give you mine
        we'll walk together
        through a troubled time
        if you will take my hand

        near to me
        i feel your presence
        it is dear to me
        an easy touch
        that makes it clear to me
        i want you near to me

        i hear my voices
        all around me
        as they did St. Joan
        they now surround me
        and the bells that rang
        when i was young and free
        i hear them ringing
        i hear them singing

        stay with me
        and only time will tell
        if love can weave a spell
        we'll cast our coin
        into the wishing well
        if you will
        stay with me.




5)   the road  -                                                      for lyrics to this song, click here




6)   tutu & the cannibals  -                                 for lyrics to this song, click here




7)   country lullaby  -                                         for lyrics to this song, click here




8)   gypsy dance  -                                               for lyrics to this song, click here




9)   my delight  -                                                  for lyrics to this song, click here




10)   walk on the water   -                                  for lyrics to this song, click here