1960s Folk Music Medley

The first song is Both Sides Now by Judy Collins.

Lyrics

Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feathered canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
When every fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way

But now it’s just another show
You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care don’t let them know
Don’t give yourself away

I’ve looked at love from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say “I love you” right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost but something’s gained
In living every day

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

The second song is Try to Remember by The Brothers Four.

Lyrics

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow

Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow, follow

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept, except the willow
Try to remember the time of September
When love was an ember about to billow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow, follow

Deep in December, it’s nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow
Deep in December, it’s nice to remember
The fire of September that made us mellow
Deep in December our hearts should remember
And follow, follow, follow

The third song is also by The Brothers Four titled Greenfields.

Lyrics

Once there were greenfields kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys where rivers used to run
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love

We were the lovers
Who strolled through greenfields

Greenfields are gone now, parched by the sun
Gone from the valleys where rivers used to run
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
Gone with the lovers who let their dreams depart

Where are the greenfields
That we used to roam?

I’ll never know what made you run away
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the day
(Oh) I only know there’s nothing here for me
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see

But I’ll keep on waiting till you return
I’ll keep on waiting until the day you learn
You can’t be happy while your heart’s on the roam
You can’t be happy until you bring it home

Home to the greenfields
And me once again

The fourth and final song in this medley is Michael, Row the Boat Ashore by The Highwaymen.

Lyrics

Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja
Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja

Sister helped to trim the sails, halleluja
Sister helped to trim the sails, halleluja

Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja
Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja

The river Jordan is chilly and cold, halleluja
Chills the body but not the soul, halleluja

Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja
Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja

The river is deep and the river is wide, halleluja
Milk and honey on the other side, halleluja

Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja
Michael rowed the boat ashore, halleluja

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