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Windy (Susan Lawrence)

Windy was a little girl
that lived in a house by the water,
She was a precious child,
her mother's only daughter;
Her mother called her Windy
'cause she was born on a stormy night,
She raised her daughter as best she could
and taught her wrong from right.
But Windy needed something
that her mother could not see,
And while she had lots of love,
she was still lonely;
But Windy she was heaven's child
and there she soon returned,
And within her short life
there was a lesson to be learned:

Keep a treasure hidden well
and you are sure to lose
The one and only precious thing
that means the most to you;
And a flower cannot live
if it's sheltered from the sun,
And a child can't learn to live
if she's kept from everyone.

Windy led a sheltered life,
her mother's pride and shame,
And when she died at ten years old
she still had no last name;
Her mother tried to keep her
from the scorn of people in town,
She vowed to protect her child
and she never let her down.
Her mother realised too late
a captured flower won't bloom,
And forty long years later
she sees visions in her room;
She hears a voice upon the wind,
sees her daughter on the stairs,
And as she lays awake at night
this is what she hears:

Keep a treasure hidden well
and you are sure to lose
The one and only precious thing
that means the most to you;
And a flower cannot live
if it's sheltered from the sun,
And a child can't learn to live
if she's kept from everyone.
And a child can't learn to live
if she's kept from everyone.

####.... Susan Lawrence of Upper Gullies, Conception Bay South, NL ....####
Recorded by Susan Lawrence (Susan Lawrence, trk#3, 1990, produced by Wade Jones playing all instruments and Gus Burton of the Soirees, recorded at Rainbow Studio, St John's, NL).


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