"Halfway Round the World" as written by and Carly Simon....
Thank you for informing me
That I've been banned from Canada
It comes as no surprise to me
Since last week it was Africa
Since you've been ambassador
There's trouble at the border
La la la la la la la Halfway 'round the world

It's amusing still it makes me wince
Your face is like a scimitar
When accidentally eye to eye
You shoot a look of vinegar
What could I have done to you
To make you act the way you do
La la la la la la la Halfway 'round the world

For whatever reason
You would keep me
Halfway 'round the world
I believe it's like some kind of compliment
I must be quite a girl
Quite a girl
La la la la la la la Halfway 'round the world

Once upon a time you swore you'd love me
'Til the end of the world
Now, nowhere is far enough away for you
I must be quite a girl
Quite a girl
La la la la la la la Halfway 'round the world


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"Halfway 'Round the World" as written by Carly Simon

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    General CommentUnder the linden the music is gay
    The couples are gossiping loudly
    Amd two are dancing whom nobody knows
    They carry themselves so proudly

    Now here now there they glide and sway
    In wave-like measure beguiling
    They bow to each other and as they nod
    She whispers gently smiling

    A water-pink is hanging from
    Your cap, my fair sweet dancer
    It only grows in the depths of the sea
    You are no mortal man, sir

    You are a merman and to lure
    These silly maids—your wish is
    I knew at once by your sea-blue eyes
    And you glide just like the fishes

    Now here now there they glide and sway
    In wave-like measure beguiling
    They bow to each other and as they nod
    He answers gently smiling

    My lovely lady, tell me why
    Your hand’s so cold and shiny
    Ans why is the border of your gown
    So damp and draggled and briny?

    I knew at once by your deep green eyes
    And your bow—so mocking and trick-sy
    You aren’t some simple lady, my dear
    You are my sister—the nixie

    The fiddles are silent—the dancing done
    They part with a ripple of laughter
    They know each other far too well and try
    To avoid such a meeting thereafter

    Heinrich Heine (paraphrased)
    sillybunnyon September 16, 2006   Link

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