Alison Krauss: Take me for longing

She’s the one we’re listening to these days, her voice is the one rocking me to sleep. This is one of my favorite bluegrass love songs, straight from the heart. I stand in awe of the musicality of this band, their clean picking and close harmonies. If you’re new to bluegrass, a style that became popular around 1945 but has roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional music, as well as in jazz and blues, I warmly recommend the live album by Alison Krauss & Union Station (on Rounder, 2002).

Lyrics and chords here

Don’t choose me because I am faithful.
Don’t choose me because I am kind.
If your heart settles on me, I’m for the taking.
Take me for longing or leave me behind.

I would be for you a fire in a rainbow,
I would be for you an opening door.
Time and hard lessons are one kind of wisdom.
Try to forget them or love me no more.

Instrumental.

I’m not asking your heart to believe me.
I’m not asking for promise or pledge.
Whatever the answer, it’s yes that’s the question.
I am the fool dancin’ over the edge.

Instrumental.

Don’t choose me because I am faithful.
Don’t choose me because I am kind.
If your heart settles on me, I’m for the taking.
Take me for longing or leave me behind.

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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