"Hesitating Beauty" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/guthrie Tweedy....
For your sparkling cocky smile
I have walked a million miles
Begging you to come wed me in the Spring
Why do you my dear delay,

What makes you laugh and turn away?
You're a hesitating beauty, Nora Lee
Well I know that you are itching to get married
Nora Lee

And I know I am twitching for the same thing
Nora Lee
By the stars and clouds above
We can spend our lives in love

You're a hesitating beauty, Nora Lee
We can build a house and home
Where the flowers come to bloom
Around our yard I'll nail a fence so high

That the boys with peeping eyes
Cannot see that angel face
Of my hesitating beauty, Nora Lee
We can ramble hand in hand

Across the grasses of our land
I'll kiss you for each leaf on every tree
We can bring our kids to play
Where the dry winds blow today

If you'll quit your hesitating, Nora Lee


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"Hesitating Beauty" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentThis is going to suond extremely typical but I love this song. It reminds me of my best friend. I wouldn't say it described our relationship perfectly, but it reminds me of our relationship perfectly. There are select lines in the song that don't really reflect us, but the song as a whole does us perfect justice; not even necessarily her being a hesitating beauty, but just the whole idea of looking toward the future and seeing all of these beautiful wonderful things that we'll have and share together. The song is very lovely.
    sacrifice_for_life1on November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song because my name is Nora Leigh :)
    i put it on when i need to be cheered up... someday, some guy will sing this to me and mean it. haha
    cold_roseson July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe can ramble hand in hand across the grasses of our land
    I'll kiss you for each leaf on every tree

    I love this line. I love this song.
    Birdieballon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have always loved Woody Guthrie and because of this song, my wife and I are going to name our daughter Nora Lee. These two discs are my favorite albums of all-time.
    Propaganda78on July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWoody Guthrie's mother and daughter were named Nora.
    bananasongon December 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was probably written by Woody when he would watch the kids during the day and write songs for them. This is where many of his children's songs came from (Hoodoo Voodoo, Why oh Why, etc.). I picture him trying to cheer up his daughter, Nora Lee, by writing her this song.
    sce1301on April 03, 2010   Link

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