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Isle In the Water (Rod McKuen)

Shy one, dear one, keeper of my heart,
She moves in the kitchen quietly apart;
There she pours the flour,
There she kneads the dough.
To an isle in the water with her I would go.

Shy one, dear one, keeper of my heart,
She moves in the parlor quietly apart;
She stands against the window,
All in the fire glow.
To an isle in the water with her I would go.

Shy one, dear one, keeper of my heart,
She moves in the bedroom quietly apart;
There she smoothes the linen,
Fluffs the pillows so.
To an isle in the water with her I would go.

But I cannot sail for my boat has holes,
So I soil her linen and I eat her rolls;
And in the parlor,
I guess she knows.
To an isle in the water with her I would go.

####.... Words and music by Rod McKuen [b.1933] ©1963/1964 by In Music, Hollywood ....####
From Rod McKuen's A Safe Place To Land, Flight Plan for 18 March, 2002: "The song was inspired by a poem by the great Irish writer William Butler Yeats. It is from my LP The Beautiful Strangers (trk#9, 1967). Glenn Yarbrough and The Kingston Trio have also made beautiful recordings of it."


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