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Song Lyrics

Farewell, Angelina

The bells of the crown

Are being stolen by bandits

I must follow the sound.

The triangle tingles

and the trumpets play slow.

Farewell, Angelina

the sky is on fire

and I must go.

There`s no need for anger

There`s no need for blame.

There`s nothing to prove

Everything`s still the same.

Just a table standing empty

by the edge of the sea means

Farewell, Angelina

the sky is trembling

and I must leave.

The jack and the queen

have forsake the courtyard.

Fifty-two gypsies

now file past the guards

In the space where the deuce

and the ace once ran wild

Farewell, Angelina

the sky is falling

I`ll see you in a while.

See the cross-eyed pirates sitting

perched in the sun

shooting tin cans

with a sawed-off shotgun.

And the neighobrs they clap

and they cheer with each blast.

Farewell, Angelina

the sky`s changing color

and I must leave fast

King Kong, little elves

on the rooftops they dance

Valentino-type tangos

while the makeup man`s hands

shut the eyes of the dead

not to embarrass anyone.

But Farewell, Angelina

the sky`s embarrassed

and I must be gone.

The machine guns are roaring

the puppets heave rocks

and fiends nail time bombs

to the hands of the clocks.

Call me any name you like

I will never deny it,

But Farewell, Angelina

the sky is erupting

I must go where it`s quiet.

Release History

The Joan Baez song "Farewell, Angelina" appears on the following albums:
Bowery Songs
05 November 2009

Bowery Songs

  1. Finlandia (2:09)
  2. Rexroth's Daughter (5:01)
  3. Deportee (5:24)
  4. Joe Hill (4:10)
  5. Christmas In Washington (5:18)
  6. Farewell, Angelina (3:36)
  7. Motherland (5:17)
  8. Carrickfergus (5:37)
  9. Jackaroe (5:07)
  10. Seven Curses (5:26)
  11. Dink's Song (4:38)
  12. Silver Dagger (3:52)
  13. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (3:26)
  14. Jerusalem (3:11)

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Joan Baez (ˈb.ɛz; born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a folk singer, although her music has diversified since the counterculture days of the 1960s and now encompasses everything from folk rock and pop to country and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez is generally regarded as an interpreter of other people's work, having recorded songs by the Allman Brothers Band, the Beatles, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Violeta Parra, Woody Guthrie, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many others. In recent years, she has found success interpreting songs of modern songwriters such as Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle and Natalie Merchant. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

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Release Date
26 March 1991
Year(s) Recorded
January 13, 1965
Genre
Folk
Song Duration
3:36
Labels
Columbia
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