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WILDFLOWER (Composers: Douglas Edwards / David Richardson) The O’Jays - 1977 Also recorded by: Color Me Badd; Lisa Fischer; The New Birth; Skylark. I don’t know about group number 2 Man, tough Listen we would like to We would like to do for you a real pretty song That was done by a group of people ‘But the latter part of 1972, early part of ’73 Tune simply entitled “Wildflower” Now the first time we heard this song It sounded like a Well, to tell the truth it sounded like a white guy Tryin’ to do a black thing, huh But we come to find out later That it was a white, a black guy Tryin’ to do a white thing, you know what I’m sayin’ And so we, we got it together And we did our own version of it And we would like to lay it on you We think it’s very pretty And for those of you who are hearin’ it for the first time We’d like for you to sit back and enjoy Those of you who heard it before We’d like for you to scream like hell if you Oh...oh...oh... Oh...yeah... Mmm What a song, what a song to sing And I’m singin’ my song, yeah Yeah, yeah Sing a song Yeah, yeah, yeah She faced the hardest times you would imagine And many times her eyes fought back the tears, yeah, yeah And when her youthful world was about to fall in Each time her slender shoulders Fought the weight of all her fears And a sorrow no one hear Still rings in midnight silence in her ear Let her cry for she’s a lady Let her dream, she’s a child Let the rain fall down upon her She’s a free and gentle flower growin’ wild And if by chance I should hold her (Hold her) Let me, let me hold her for a little while And if I had but one possession I would take her from the garden to be mine, oh...oh...yeah...yeah Be careful how you touch her for she night awaken And sleep is the only freedom that the little girl knows And when you walk into your eyes, you won’t believe The way she’s always payin’ For a debt she never, never owed And the silent wind still blows But only she can hear, so she goes Let her cry for she’s a lady Let her dream, she is a child Let the rain fall down upon her She’s a free and gentle flower growin’ wild Let her cry, cry for she’s a lady Let her dream and dream and dream and dream, she’s a child Let the rain fall down upon her She’s a free and gentle flower growin’ wild She’s, she’s She’s a free and gentle flower, yeah, yeah I’mma tell the world about my wildflower, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Growin’, gowin’, growin’, yeah, yeah Hoo...hoo...ooh...ooh...hoo...hoo...ooh...yeah, yeah Growin’, gowin’, growin’, yeah Growin’ wild She’s a flower growin’, growin’ wild She’s a flower growin’, growin’ wild She’s a flower growin’, growin’ wild She’s a flower growin’ wild Wild, wild, la-la, growin’ wild Wild, wild, la-la, growin’ wild Wild, wild, la-la, growin’ wild Wild, wild, la-la, growin’ wild

    


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