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    Then Came The Children

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    Then Came The Children
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      About "Then Came The Children"

      Lyrics for Jerry Jeff Walker - "Then Came The Children"

      Well come gather around me friends of mine,
      While I sing to you about a minstrel band
      Of children in their witches hats,
      Painting pictures with the pipes of pan

      How a young boy and his sister played some tunes
      Upon a whistle made of tin
      And led me through the flower gardens,
      Laughing at the postman's stubby chin

      And in my dizzy stupor,
      I was trying to forfeit all I'd known
      And listen to that music that could swirl me in a magic all it's own

      But somewhere in the distance,
      You and I, we fought our monsters to a draw
      It was in those days of books and wine,
      With Ferlin Getty grasping for a straw

      And out along the highways,
      We journeyed far to find that mystic smile
      Chasing down identities,
      My God we must have run a million miles

      So we can teach the children,
      Nothing, nothing but survival in the desert bare
      They can teach us how to laugh,
      How to love and tie bright ribbons in our hair

      So sing for us you children,
      Tinkle bells and rhyme the purple, greens and blues
      Think of us as fighting fools,
      Who wintered through our seasons loving you

      Think of us as fighting fools,
      Who wintered through our seasons loving you
      'Cause you can teach us how to laugh,
      How to love and tie bright ribbons in our hair

      SONGWRITERS:
      SIEBEL, PAUL
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