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May 19, 2004


I got rippling waters to wake me
to the morning, my woman and love
our tall pine trees are pointing us easily to heaven above
Blue spruce flaming on the grate in the evening
Takes the chill away fine
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

There's an old red chair by our window
That we found at a sale down the lane
Some old women said they needed more room for the winter
People like to pull out the stuffing when they sit down
So it passes the time
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

Blow like a bubble on a windy day
Start to flutter when I hear you say
That you feel to good to go away
And you make me feel fine
You've made my world a warmer place
By the sparkle of your diamond face
on a frayed spot, put a little lace

And you make me feel fine
Warm as the mountain sunshine
On the edge of the snowline
In a meadow of columbine

Oh, little Jennifer, I'd give a penny for
What you've got on your mind
It seems like most of the time you're lying here dreaming.
Maybe in your vision you've seen how our mission is slightly less than divine
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

Yep, now rippling waters flow through pipes
In the walls and they're keeping me warm
And the closest I've been to my family for days is our music
You can silently stare in the morning sky
It's like hearing her calling my name
Cut the telephone line and the story might change

Ripplin' Waters
by Jimmy Ibbotson
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


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ahhhh... nothing soothes my soul like hummin this tune! Thanks to you - I will actually HEAR it again after *SIGH* ten years(?) maybe more....
gotta love the nitty gritty!

Posted by: inAZ at May 20, 2004 02:29 AM

inAZ -
are you planning on going to the bluegrass festival on Friday night in the Phx area? I so wish I could go... I bet TulipGirl would love it too!

Posted by: AutMom at May 20, 2004 06:43 AM

bluegrass fest?!? Hadn't even heard of it, but on principle i try to avoid the phnx area at all cost... lalala...

Posted by: inAZ at May 22, 2004 07:14 PM

I can't recall that tune...but one of my favorites of all time is Amy!

What'cha gonna do?

Posted by: Donna Boucher at May 23, 2004 04:06 PM


Several of the NGDB songs are available to download at their website. *g*

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 23, 2004 04:17 PM

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