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Nickel Creek - Sabra Girl

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by Nickel Creek (written by Andy Irvine)
charted by Bo Frazer  
with help from Adam Bennett
Bm         D         A      Em  
Lonely the life that I once led. 
Bm          D                 A
Strange the paths on which we tread 
D                 G          A
Led me to you, unlikely but true. 
Em    A     Bm          A
Sabra girl, clouding my view. 

Rainy the day the first time we met. 
Deep was the talk and forever my debt. 
It didn't seem wrong to sing a sad song. 
Sabra girl, soon you'd be gone. 

Early the morning and sad the goodbye. 
With a wave of your hand and a smile of your eye. 
So lately did meet, no sooner to part. 
Sabra girl, homeward must start. 

Rosy the lines that you wrote with your hand. 
Reading between them to misunderstand,
I made the mistake you said not to make. 

Reading your letters conviction did grow. 
I thought it a chance and I knew I must go. 
It's hard to believe I could be so naive. 
Sabra girl, flattered but deceived. 

Now you just told me that a friendship is all. 
I'm forced to repair the breach in my wall.
Illusions and dreams as usual it seems. 
Sabra girl, they have been my downfall. 

Lonely the life and dismal the view. 
Closed is the road that leads to you. 
Since better can't be as friends we'll agree. 
Sabra girl, time will cure me.

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mandoman - 2005-07-01
This tune was original titled 'Time Will Cure Me'. It was indeed written by Andy Irvine and performed by his band Planxty. The track appeared on the 'Well Below The Valley' Album.

This song was wriiten around the same time as 'West Coast Of Clare' and 'Banaesa's Green Glade', so check out the recordings. If you haven't heard the original then you must, it is played in a very different style and the emotion and atmosphere capture on the original is simply breath taking.

You can find out more about Andy Irvine here,


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