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Paper Wings

© 1989 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons LicenseSome Rights Reserved: CC-by-nc-sa/4.0 .

For Carolly

G C G
S he sits alone by candle-light and s ings a wistful s ong
D7 D6 D7 D D7 D6 D G
Of fr eedom from a world wh ere s he w ill  nev er qu ite b elong
D5 G D5 C G
She t akes a square of paper  and s he f olds it as she s ings;
D7 D6 D7 D C G D G
A t iny dragon lifts  its h ead  and spr eads  its p ap er wings.
D5 (G) D5 G
L isten to the s ong  she s ings
D C G
  so l ate into the n ight
D Dsus4 D Dsus2
She f olds the tiny  pap   er w ings
D C G Gsus4 G
  and dr eams  of dra gon fl ight
C D7 D5 G C G6
Drag on fl ight dr agon  flight
D7 D6 G9\,G
dragon fl ight dr ag on flight
G C G
S he recalls the pretty legend that they t old in days gone  by
D7 D6 D7 D D7 D6 D G
If you f old a thousand p ap er cr anes th en y ou m ay nev er die.
D5 G C G
A t iny dragon perches  on a ch ip of crystal st one;
D7 D6 D7 D C G D G
Would a th ousand paper drag ons h ave  a m ag ic  of th eir own?
D5 (G) D5 G
L isten to the s ong  she s ings
D C G
  so l ate into the n ight
D Dsus4 D Dsus2
She f olds the tiny  pap   er w ings
D C G Gsus4 G
  and dr eams  of dra gon fl ight
C D7 D5 G C G6
Drag on fl ight dr agon  flight
D7 D6 G9\,G
dragon fl ight dr ag on flight
G C G
She f olds them through the autumn rains and s ilent winter sn ow:
D7 D6 D7 D D7 D6 D G
A th ousand squares of pap er  by t he c andl e's qu i et glow.
D5 G C G
She s ings her songs of dragon-fl ight; the n ight is soft and d eep;
D7 D6 D7 D G D G
And p aper dragons watch her b ed  to gu ard h er  in h er sleep.
D5 (G) D5 G
L isten to the s ong  she s ings
D C G
  so l ate into the n ight
D Dsus4 D Dsus2
She f olds the tiny  pap   er w ings
D C G Gsus4 G
  and dr eams  of dra gon fl ight
C D7 D5 G C G6
Drag on fl ight dr agon  flight
D7 D6 G9\,G
dragon fl ight dr ag on flight
G C G
At l ast upon a rose-red dawn the  day breaks clear and w arm;
D7 D6 D7 D D7 D6 D G
A th ousand tiny dr ag ons wh irl  ar ound h er like  a storm.
D5 G C G
She w atches them in wonderm ent 'til l ike the song she s ings,
D7 D6 D7 D D G D G
She r ises with them free t o f ly  aw ay  on p ap er wings.
D5 (G) D5 G
L isten to the s ong  she s ings
D C G
  so l ate into the n ight
D Dsus4 D Dsus2
She f olds the tiny  pap   er w ings
D C G Gsus4 G
  and dr eams  of dra gon fl ight
C D7 D5 G C G6
Drag on fl ight dr agon  flight
D7 D6 G9\,G
dragon fl ight dr ag on flight

This was commissioned by Cathy Cook and Carolly Hawksdottir, inspired by Fred Small's song ``Cranes Over Hiroshima'' and Carolly's origami dragons.


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