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    OH, BROTHER!
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    You've got eyes like Jesus
    But you speak with a viper's tongue
    We were just sitting around on earth
    Where the hell did you come from?
    With your lady dressed in deerskin
    And an amazing way about her
    When are you going to realize
    That you just can't live without her?

    Take it easy
    Take it light
    But take it

    Your lady gets her power
    From the goddess and the stars
    You get yours from the trees and the brooks
    And a little from life on Mars
    And I've known you for a good long while
    And would you kindly tell me, mister
    How in the name of the Father and the Son
    Did I come to be your sister?

    Take it easy
    Take it light
    But take it

    You've done dirt to lifelong friends
    With little or no excuses
    Who endowed you with the crown
    To hand out these abuses?
    Your lady knows about these things
    But they don't put her under
    Me, I know about them, too
    And I react like thunder

    Take it easy
    Take it light
    But take it

    I know you are surrounded
    By parasites and sychophants
    When I come to see you
    I dose up on coagulants
    Because when you hurl that bowie knife
    It's going to be when my back is turned
    Doing some little deed for you
    And baby, will I get burned

    Take it easy
    Take it light
    But take it

    So little brother when you come
    To knock on my door
    I don't want to bring you down
    But I just went through the floor
    My love for you extends through life
    And I don't want to waste it
    But honey, what you've been dishing out
    You'd never want to taste it
    And if I had the nerve
    To either risk it or to break it
    I'd put our friendship on the line
    And show you how to take it

    Take it easy
    Take it light
    But take it

    © 1976, 1977 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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