Thursday, 8 July 2010


Fairport Convention

short sweet and too the point, one of Richard Thompson's finest songs

You must philosophise,
But why must you bore me to tears?
You're red around the eyes,
You tell me things no one else hears.
You spend all your time crying,
Crying the hours into years,
Crying the hours into years.

Come, lend your time to me,
And you will know that you are free.
And when you look at me,
Don't think you're owning what you see,
For remember that you're free,
And that's what you want to be,
So just lend your time to me.

[Richard Thompson]

Copyright © Warlock Music 1968

Sandy Denny lead vocals
Ashley Hutchings bass guitar
Martin Lamble percussion
Simon Nicol electric dulcimer
Richard Thompson electric lead guitar

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