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MY BABY NEEDS A SHEPHERD
Emmylou Harris


My baby needs a sheperd

She's lost out on the hill

Too late I tried to call her

When the night was cold and still

And I tell myself I'll find her

But I know I never will

My baby needs a sheperd

She's lost out on the hill


My baby needs an angel

She never learned to fly

She'll not reach sanctuary

Just by looking to the sky

I guess I could have carried her

But I didn't even try

My baby needs an angel

She never learned to fly


Oh I ran so far through a broken land

I was following that drummer

Beating in a different band

And somewhere on the highway

I'let go of her hand

Now she's gone forever

Like her footprints in the sand


Toora loora loora lo

First the seed and then the rose

Toora loora loora li

My kingdom for a lullaby


My baby needs a pilot

She has no magic wand

To help her part the troubled waters

Of the Rubicon

But in my soul I know she'll

Have to go this one alone

After all that is only way she's ever known


But there is no lamp in all this dark

That could chase away her shadow

From the corners of my heart

I pray she's ride a dolphin

But she's swimming with the shark

Out where none can save her

Not even Noah and his ark


Toora loora loora lo

To the cradle comes the crow

Toora loora loora li

My kingdom for a lullaby


My baby needs a mother

To love her till the end

Up every rugged mountain

And down every road that bends

Sometimes I hear her cryin'

But I guess it's just the wind

My baby needs a mother

To love her till the end


EMMYLOU HARRIS

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, John Denver and Neil Young. ... Read More