Edge Of 17

Reel #48 Take #25 (3/7/81)

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, it sounds like she’s singing
Ooh…ooh…ooh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, it sounds like she’s singing to you
Whoo…whoo…whoo

Then the days go by
Like a strand
In the wind
In the web that is my own
I begin again
Well I say to my friend
(everything stopped)
But nothing’ else matters

He was no more…
(he was no more)
Than a baby then….
It seemed
Broken…hearted
Something within him

But the moment
That I first laid
Eyes…on…you
Ooh
All alone on the edge of
Seventeen

…winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she’s singing
Whoo, baby…ooh…ooh…
Just like the white-winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she’s singing
Whoo, baby…whoo…ooh…

And I went today
Maybe I will go again
Tomorrow
Well the music there
Well it was
Hauntingly…familiar

And when I
See you doing
What I try to do for me
With a
The words of a poet
And a
Voice of choir
And a…melody….
(melody)
Nothing else mattered

Just like the white-winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she’s singing
Whoo…whoo…whoo
…like the white-winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she’s singing
Whoo, baby…ooh…ooh…

Clouds
Never expect it
When it rains
But the sea
Changes color
But the sea
Does not change

And so
With the slow, sad, graceful flow
Of age
I went forth
With an age-old
Desire
To please
On the edge of…seven…teen…

Ooh yeah…hey sister

Male Voice: Yes we do. We need your voice

(ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh)

Just like the white-winged dove
Sings a song, it sounds like she’s singing
Ooh…ooh…ooh

Male Voice #1: We’ll get the matching vests

And suddenly
There was no one
Left standing in the hall
Oh…
In a flood of tears that
No one really ever heard
Fall at all
Well I went searching for an answer
Up the stairs and down the hall
Oh just to see no answer
But just to hear the call
Of a nightbird
And she’s singing
‘Come away’
‘Come away’
‘Come away’

Oh…
The white-winged dove
Sings a song, it sounds like she’s singing
Ooh, baby…ooh…(ooh) yeah yeah….
Just like….(white) winged-dove
(sings a song)