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'Cello Song

This song is by Nick Drake and appears on the album Five Leaves Left (1969) and on the compilation album Way To Blue (1994).

This song has been covered by The Books under the title "Cello Song".
Strange face, with your eyes so pale and sincere
Underneath you know well you have nothing to fear
For the dreams that came to you when so young
Told of a life where Spring is sprung

You would seem so frail in the cold of the night
When the armies of emotion go out to fight
But while the Earth sinks to its grave
You sail to the sky on the crest of a wave

So forget this cruel world where I belong
I'll just sit and wait and sing my song
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Lend a hand and lift me to your place in the cloud


  • Music and lyrics by Nick Drake
  • Nick Drake – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Claire Lowther – cello
  • Rocki Dzidzornu – congas
  • Danny Thompson – bass

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