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Child On The Green

  • (Ian M. Bruce)

    Child as you grow questions will flow
    The more that you ask the more you shall know
    But ask of emotion it's useless to try
    Finding its reason by asking me why

    Child on the green what's that you do
    I'm turning daisies to chains and Mum they're for you
    But Mum I'm just playing so why do you cry
    My flowers are saying I'm glad you came by

    Child you are late where have you been
    Your dinner is burned and your clothes are unclean
    I wasn't surprised to find she was wild
    But puzzled some when she suddenly smiled

    Child you are lost sometimes we act strange
    You must understand we can suddenly change
    It's just human nature and when you are grown
    You'll sometimes seem strange to a child of your own
    She spoke and I listened then went off to bed
    But I always remembered the words she had said
    It's been twenty years I've a son on my knee
    I've just told my son what my Mum told to me

    As sung by Ian Walker

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1987:] A conversation between a mother and child showing that displays of emotion are not always what they seem. (Notes Ian Walker, 'Flying High')

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