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I'm Quiet

  • (Malvina Reynolds)

    I don't know much about much, what I don't know I don't say
    And when I've nothing to say, I'm quiet

    I've got a TV at home, and I truly enjoy it
    I can just leave it alone and it's quiet

    If there's occasion to shout, I'll try it
    I can make noise with the best
    But for most of the rest of the time
    I'm quiet

    I'm not unsociable, no, people are fine in repose
    Somehow my favourites are those who are quiet

    Quiet is a wonderful sound, sweeter than oboe or fiddle
    Some day I'm going to be found in the middle of quiet

    Sing me a song of the sea, soft as a sweet summer breeze
    Sing me to sleep and then, please - be quiet

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1984:] Someone once in a newspaper article wrote that I was the 'quiet man of Scottish folk'. This name has stuck to me, and it appealed to me because there is nothing I like better than to find a good song that could make its point quietly. (Iain MacKintosh, intro 'Home For A While')

  • [1993:] Written in 1961. (Seeger, Flowers, p ?)

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