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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

And When I Die - Peter, Paul & Mary/Laura Nyro/The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Karen Carpenter

And When I Die

I'm not scared of dying,
And I don't really care.
If it's peace you find in dying,
Well, then let the time be near.
If it's peace you find in dying,
And if dying time is here,
Just bundle up my coffin
'Cause it's cold way down there.
I hear that it's cold way down there.
Yeah, crazy cold way down there.

(Chorus:)
And when I die, and when I'm gone,
There'll be one child born
In this world to carry on,
To carry on.

Now troubles are many, they're as deep as a well.
I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.
Swear there ain't no heaven and I pray there ain't no hell,
But I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell.
Yes, only my dying will tell.
Yeah, only my dying will tell.

(Chorus)

Give me my freedom for as long as I be.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
And all I ask of dying is to go naturally.
Oh, I want to go naturally.

Here I go,
Hey, hey
Here comes the devil,
Right behind.
Look out children,
Here he comes
Here he comes 
Hey...

Don't want to go by the devil.
Don't want to go by demon.
Don't want to go by satan,
Don't want to die uneasy.
Just let me go naturally.
And when I die,
When I'm dead, dead and gone,
There'll be one child born in our world to carry on,
To carry on.

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