Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
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by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1977 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2005.
Concerning a brief encounter during a tour of Japan in 1970.
What's in the seat up ahead?
Neat little top-knot of black shiny hair,
Young girl I meet on the train,
Brightened the way to the Osaka Fair,
Like the flower that I see from the train window,
I never will see it again.
So for me it will always remain
Just as I saw it and always the same,
Just as I saw it, perfect and dear,
Girl with the top-knot of black shiny hair.
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