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    GOSSAMER
    (Music by Joan Baez, Lyrics by Nina Duscheck)

    When I was young then all my boughs
    were thickly hung with glittering hopes.
    But one by one they've blown away
    and only one remains today.
    It flutters out upon the air,
    one hope all pinned on gossamer.

    What are all lives but gossamer
    in one lacy cobweb crossed?
    Yet strand by strand we tear at it
    until the pattern's lost.
    And one by one hopes blow away
    till only one remains today.

    I hope the forest will return
    to climb the mist-hung morning slopes.
    Where falling leaves deep-banked in fern
    may meet the water ouzel's hopes.
    But one by one they've blown away
    and only one remains today.

    And when the condor opens flight
    on crystal air not cracked or stained
    by any fallen angel's flight,
    these glittering hopes may be regained.

    When I was young then all my boughs
    were thickly hung with glittering hopes.
    But one by one they've blown away
    and only one remains today.
    It flutters out upon the air,
    one hope all pinned on gossamer.

    © 1967 Robbins Music Corporation and Chandos Music (ASCAP)
    Rights throughout the world controlled by Robbins Music Corporation


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