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    LILY
    (Written by Joan Baez, Sharon Rice, Wally Wilson & Kenny Greenberg)

    Lily lived in a farmhouse at the edge of town
    Long black braids like anchor chains
    How they weighed her down
    Dark eyes, pale skin
    Mean dad, she was my second grade friend
    My very best friend

    She had four older brothers that I sometimes dreamed about
    Mennonite children like wild indians
    In a one room schoolhouse
    At sixteen she ran away
    Married, her first chance to escape

    Oh Lily, why'd you have to cut your hair
    Oh Lily, I loved us just the way we were
    Princess of the field and daughter of the moon
    Oh Lily

    A lifetime later I passed through Buffalo and found her house
    Same sweet Lily was looking through the eyes
    Of the woman I was talking to now
    She gave me a rose she made
    Of silk and memories of a lost yesterday

    Oh Lily, why'd you have to cut your hair
    Oh Lily, I loved us just the way we were
    Princess of the field and daughter of the moon
    Oh Lily

    Two silhouettes in the afternoon
    Princess of the field and daughter of the moon

    Oh Lily, why'd you have to cut your hair
    Oh Lily, I loved us just the way we were
    Princess of the field and daughter of the moon
    Oh Lily

    Oh Lily, why'd you have to cut your hair
    Oh Lily, I loved us just the way we were
    Princess of the field and daughter of the moon
    Oh Lily

    © 1997 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP), MCA Music Publishing-Firefeather Music (ASCAP), Sony-ATV Songs LLC dba Tree Publishing Co.-Feed Them Kids Music (BMI), Greenberg Music, Administered by CMI (BMI)


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