Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Notes: words and music
by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1961 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1989.
I don't know much about much,
And what I don't know I don't say,
And when I have nothing to say,
When there's occasion to holler, I'll buy it.
I can make noise with the best.
But most of the rest of the time I'm quiet.
I've made mistakes in the past,
Things that I blush over yet,
But I hardly ever regret
Having been quiet.
I have a T.V. at home
And I do truly enjoy it.
I can just leave it alone
And it's quiet.
I'm not unsociable, no,
People are fine in repose;
Somehow my favorites are those
Who are quiet.
Quiet's a wonderful sound,
Sweeter than oboe or fiddle,
Someday I'm going to be found in the middle
Sing me a song of the sea
Soft as the breath of a breeze,
Sing me to sleep and then please
Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music
to this song appears:
---- Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs
---- The Malvina Reynolds Songbook
---- There's Music in the Air: Songs for the Middle-Young
Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song
---- Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth
---- Magical Song
---- Malvina Reynolds...Sings the Truth (2008)
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Recordings by other artists on which this song
---- Iain MacKintosh: Home for a While (Kettle Records KOP 14,