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Charles Joeseph Smith

 

 

I WISH FOR A LADY TO BUFFER MY STRESS
(FOX TROT IN BLACK)

I will need some rest; my work is over now;

I need to go to sleep; I'll need it anyhow.

But I had wished a lady would be on my side

To go to sleep with me and then regain my pride!

Today I was a-laborin' with all my might,

And I was down and in the mood to blow right up and fight;

But I cannot do it; it is just not right!

Now I will need some rest,

Now I will need some rest,

So I will have a new day on my vest,

Away from my own cries,

As the day rises and dies;

And I will try to recoil from all the bad news

That has cached my sighs...

I'll need some rest; my work is over now,

I need to go to sleep, I'll need it anyhow,

Wishing a lady would be on my side!


In my own impatience I feel unrelaxed,

And all the pesky stresses leave me overtaxed!

It is like having finals in a college mien,

But that thing was the worst thing I did ever see!

That's why I need a lady just beside of me,

For this would be the spice that is so lively, lively;

Come on right now, woman, you, so beautiful

With smile so wonderful,

With smile so wonderful,

So wonderful that I am hap'ply full!

I had wished a lady would be on my side.

So I'll go to sleep with her and then regain my pride!

So let me rest,

And I'll invest

In a love with a woman that will be all mine,

And will come to my side!


I need some rest, my work is over now;

Somehow, anyhow...

I wished a lady would be on my side!

--Charles Joseph Smith


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