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1)   apple pickin' time  -   


     
 sunshine sunday was a gray day in my mind
        a last ditch try to look some people in the eye
        a quiet word and a quarter showed you cared
        caught me at the edges of despair

        you were shiny new and golden
        you were fresh from apple pickin' time
        oh, what a sight to be beholdin'
        fresh from apple pickin' time

        now you're in the back room
        with your stuff spread all around
        paints and brushes and pencils
        and pastels on the ground
        
        you brought it up in an orange truck
        you know you caught me unawares
        i'd like to show a stranger
        the picture of you, painting there

       
you were shiny new and golden
        you were fresh from apple pickin' time
        oh, what a sight to be beholdin'
        fresh from apple pickin' time

        bright red apples on the boughs
        Christmas in the orchards of Washington
        you told told me the story of a vanishing freedom
        how the migrant workers follow the harvest sun

        thank you for the sunshine that you have brought to me
        a child dancing in an open field
        trees against blue mountains and a pale pink sky
        i was so down hearted but you made me want to try [ yes you did ]

        
you were shiny new and golden
        you were fresh from apple pickin' time
        oh, what a sight to be beholdin'
        fresh from apple pickin' time

       
     


2)  a letter to isolde  -   


     
i know my life is just a poet's dream
        beside the sadness that you have seen
        but, perhaps like me, you have found yourself a stranger
        in the places that you have been

        perhaps, like me, you have sung your song in bars
        where people laughed and talked, but didn't care
        and maybe you know that your song has taken you far away
        but you're scared, because you don't know where.

        it would be so easy to love you
        with your dark, sad eyes
        easy to love you, the warm surprise
        of your lips, that i could kiss and kiss,
        your gentle touch, that i already miss

        but St. Louis is two thousand miles from here
        and you know a picture is all i've seen
        but if the cold and crystal moon in shinin'
        i'd take you walkin' in a Mississippi dream

        and your heart is heavy with some shadow
        don't you know that i would understand
        and if the nighttime cold curled around your fingers
        Isolde, i would take your hand.

       
it would be so easy to love you
        with your dark, sadd eyes
        easy to love you, the warm surprise
        of your lips, that i could kiss and kiss,
        your gentle touch, that i already miss




3)  please don't be fooled by me  -  
   

      
so please don't be fooled by me
        i just want t'love you, can't you see?
        i might come on like i know what i'm doin'
        but inside, my mind is just as empty as an old Aztec ruin.

        i just want t'take you to the drive-in show
        and get in my beat up old car and go
        'scuse me for not takin' my time and movin' in slow
        that's just the way i am, i ain't nothin', nothin' but a lonely man

        so please, don't be fooled my me
        i just want to kiss you and hold your hand       
       
i just want to kiss you and hold your hand

        so please don't be fooled be me
        i don't want to meet your family
        and i don't care if your friends and my friends agree
        i want you make your sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet love to me

        c'mon, let's go ridin' down by the sea
       
c'mon, let's go ridin' down by the sea
       
c'mon, let's go ridin' down by the sea
       
i want to kiss you and hold your hand  [ 3 x ]
         



4) keep this poor boy shinin' on  -                for lyrics to this song click here
 



5)  stealin' love  -                                          for lyrics to this song click here