Words & Music by D. Edwards & D. Richardson
Recorded by Skylark, 1972

Em              Em7           C#m7-5       CM7
She's faced the hardest times  you  could imagine,

     Am7             D7                    GM7   G6
And many times, her eyes fought back the tears;

Em            Em7          C#m7-5        CM7
And when her youthful world was about to fall in,

      Am7             D7                  Am7               D7
Each time her slender shoulders drew the weight of all her fears,

      Am7             D7
And a sorrow no one hears

      CM7      Bm7      Am7     F7      E
Still rings in midnight silence in her ears.


        CM7 Am7            GM7    G6
Let her cry    for she's a lady,

         C    B7              Em     B+
Let her dream    for she's a child;

         C         Bm7  Am7     D9
Let the rain fall down upon her --

        Am7             D7               GM7
She's a free and gentle flower, growing wild.

   Em              Em7           C#m7-5   CM7
Be careful how you touch her, for she'll awaken,

     Am7             D7                GM7   G6
And sleep's the only freedom that she knows;

    Em             Em7          C#m7-5       CM7
And when you look into her eyes, you won't believe

    Am7              D7           Am7           D7
The way she's always paying for a debt she never owed,

       Am7              D7
And a silent wind still blows

     CM7  Bm7      Am7      F7      E
That only she can hear, and so she goes.

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    CM7                   GM7
And if by chance I should hold her,

       CM7             GM7      
Let me hold her for a time;

          CM7              GM7
But if allowed just one possession,

        Am                 Am7           GM7     B7
I would pick her from the garden to be mine.

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