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BIG FOUR POSTER BED (Shel Silverstein) Brenda Lee - 1974 It was just some boards of rough cut pine and a quilt of patchwork cotton A place to lay your body down was that big four poster bed Daddy built it out of pine two days before the weddin' They say the neighbours cheered and hollered till his face got red And Mama brought the feather pillows and some handmade beddin' And they spent their weddin' night in that big four poster bed That night they swore that like that bed their love would last forever And they'd ask no more of life than the simple things they had So they planned their future as they lay there close together And later I was born there in that big four poster bed It was just some boards of rough cut pine and a quilt of patchwork cotton A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in A cloud for chasin' rainbows was that big four poster bed I remember as a child wakin' up on winter mornings The sound of laughin' voices and the smell of bakin' bread And runni'g cross that coal wood floor, jumpin' in there with 'em And, Lord, I felt so safe and warm in that big four poster bed The day that Daddy died he whispered somethin' soft to Mama To this day she's never told a soul the words he said She just smiled through her tears and held his hand and nodded And my Daddy looked so much at rest in that big four poster bed It was just some boards of rough cut pine and a quilt of patchwork cotton A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in A cloud for chasin' rainbows was that big four poster bed Now time has dried up all the tears, here I stand a woman Your arms reach out to touch my soul, your sweet words turn my head Darlin' won't you tell me first this will be forever Before you lead me up the stairs to that big four poster bed 'Cause only love has ever touched that big four poster bed Yes, it was just some boards of rough cut pine and a quilt of patchwork cotton A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in A cloud for chasin' rainbows was that big four poster bed (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2014)

    


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