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Why, Tell Me Why?

(Bob Nolan)

 

If I’m not too bold, there is something I would like to ask you.

If you will wait, there’s something I would like to say.

It won’t take long, so listen

And then I’ll be on my way.

 

The wild hawk flies in search of prey,

I missed the robin’s song today

And then I found him where he lay.

Oh why, tell me why?

A mother stills her darlin’s pain.

I call for mother all in vain.

I never even knew her name.

Oh, why, tell me why?

 

The road is not so long and the travelin’s not so hard

And my heart needs, oh, so little to be glad.

So let each bird sing all the day to cheer me on my carefree way

Then I will never have to say, “Oh, why, tell me why?”

 

The road is not so long and the travelin’s not so hard

And my heart needs, oh, so little to be glad.

So let each bird sing all the day to cheer me on my carefree way

Then I will never have to say, “Oh, why, tell me why?” 

 

(Demo performed by Dave Bourne.)

 

 

 

 

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