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If Today Were Not an Endless Highway

If Today Were Not an Endless Highway
(Bob Dylan)

If today were not an endless highway
If tonight were not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn't such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all

  Yes and only if my own true love were waiting
  And if I could here her heart a softly pounding
  And only if she were lying by me
  And I lie in my bed once again

I can't see my reflection on the water
I can't speak the sounds that know no pain
I can't hear the echo of my footsteps
Can't remember the sound of my own name

There's beauty in the silver singing river
There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can match
The beauty that I remember in my true love's eyes

  Compare chorus to Middle English verse:
    Westron wynd, when wilt thou blow
    The smalle rain down can rain
    Christ if my love were in my arms
    And I yn my bed again   RG

Copyright Warner Brothers
sung by Judy Collins on her Fifth album

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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