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Flight of the Pelican

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

This song was sung by Lal Waterson and accompanied by Oliver Knight, guitars on their album Once in a Blue Moon. It was also included in the Folk anthology And We'll All Have Tea and on the charity album Live in Hope: The Wildlife Album 2.

Cover Versions

  1. Jo Freya's Lal Waterson Project, Lal (2007)
  2. The Woodbine & Ivy Band, Sleep On Sleeping On (2015)

Lyrics

We who dreamed young and were silent this autumn.
In the last throws of an upstart old crow
Saw the flight of the pelican.

Speak to me words don't give no fancy meanings,
I never knew, I never knew, I never knew I was needing
We who dreamed young and were silent this autumn

I need the love peace brings.
I need to feel easy in my need.
I need to feel naturally greedy.
I need the space for my feet.
I need to feel safe while I sleep.
I need the love peace brings and then I've no need.

(repeat first three verses)

We who dreamed young and were silent this autumn
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