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The Shadow of a Lady

This song is by June Carter Cash and appears on the album Appalachian Pride (1975) and on the compilation album Keep On the Sunny Side: June Carter Cash - Her Life in Music (2005).

She was standing on the corner
With a suitcase in her hand
She held her head up high
As she turned from a man

Tears fell from her eyes
But she couldn't hide the shame
Sir, I think you know me
But just let me explain

I took my light down from the door, sir
I don't work anymore, sir
You're standing in the shadow of a lady

From the life that I've been living
Now freedom I've been given
And you're standing in the shadow of a lady

So don't say the things you think are true
That was someone else you knew
Don't you know you could be held for libel
Tell me, sir, do you know where I might find a Bible

As he fumbled in his pocket
To return the money there
And he shook his head in wonder
And ran his fingers through his hair

And he wondered what had happened
To his red-lined pearl
It must have been another woman
Must have been another world

I took my light down from the door, sir
I don't work anymore, sir
You're standing in the shadow of a lady

From the life that I've been living
Now freedom I've been given
And you're standing in the shadow of a lady

So don't say the things you think are true
That was someone else you knew
Don't you know you could be held for libel Tell me, sir, do you know where I might find a Bible

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