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inst: 2 lines of verse

The Rambling Silver Rose

© 1992 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons LicenseSome Rights Reserved: CC-by-nc-sa/4.0 .

C Csus2 F C
S: `` She's just a piece of  space-junk,'' they told  Rosie at the  yard;
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S: ``Her ports are etched, her  linings cracked-- she wouldn't get you  far.
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S:  Unlucky, and a  killer, too--the life support's been holed;
C Csus2 C F G C
S: She's  not worth half her  mass in  scrap.'' She  quickly  told them, (N:) `` Sold!''

inst. last 2 lines of refrain

N: She was just an old tramp freighter on the belt-to-Saturn run,
N: Hauling heavy metals outward, ice and methane toward the Sun,
N: But with cargo tankage empty she pulls 2.7 g--
N: So I fitted her for charter, to run fast and fleet and free.
F(D\up3) C F
A: And she  always knew that  she was born to  follow a wandering star;
C F G
A: She's  had a love in every port, a dr ink in every  bar,
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S: But the  lady's well contented with the w andering l ife she  chose;
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N: I'll  go where my wild heart takes me, in the {\it  Rambling  Silver  Rose}.
S: Now if Rosie walked into the room you might not look her way,
S: But if she caught you with her eye, you'd beg for her to stay;
S: By morning you might sell your soul to keep her past the dawn,
N: But the wandering star is calling, and the Rambling Rose is gone.

Refrain

S: They'll drink her health this evening in a hundred spaceport bars
S: As she drifts out in the darkness, sleeping wrapped in shining stars,
N: But freedom is worth more to me than either love or life;
N: I may take a hundred lovers, but I'll never be a wife.

Refrain
N: I'll go where my wild heart takes me, in the {\it Rambling Silver Rose}

I like to think that this was largely inspired by the strong, independent women in Cindy McQuillin's songs, but the horrible truth is that the original ``Rambling Silver Rose'' was Colleen's silver minivan. Now you know.


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