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Women Of Our Time

  • (Judy Small)

    There you are with your three-score years and ten
    And you're telling me it's extra time from here on in
    Your children grown, you live alone, keeping busy all the while
    But I wonder what it is I sometimes see behind your smile

    Worlds turn, candles burn, children learn a different song
    And at times you find it hard to sing along
    The rhythms are all strange to you
    And the words don't seem to rhyme
    But the women of today were born of women of your time

    And here I am at the mid-time of my life
    Making choices you never had, moving into overdrive
    And looking over my shoulder I can see her coming on
    Treading in my footsteps and making them her own

    Worlds turn, candles burn, children learn a different song
    And at times I find it hard to sing along
    The rhythms are all strange to me
    And the words don't seem to rhyme
    But the women of today were born of women of my time

    And there she stands at fifteen, not yet woman, no longer child
    Her future is uncertain but her dreams are running wild
    And looking back in fifty years I wonder what she'll find
    Will things have been so different for a woman of her time

    Here we are, the three of us, all women of our time

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1986:] Written in 1985. My mother, me, and my niece: three generations, different life experiences and expectations, but still with much in common as women. (Judy Small Songbook 52)

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