Bitter Green

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"Bitter Green" is a song by Gordon Lightfoot, first released in 1968 on his album Back Here on Earth. The single reached #44 in Canada. Lightfoot also included the song on his 1969 live album Sunday Concert, and recorded a second studio version for his 1975 compilation album Gord's Gold. A cover version by Ronnie Hawkins reached #36 in 1970. The Idle Race recorded a version of the song on their 1971 album Time Is.


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1993
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Upon the Bitter Green, she walked the hills above the town
Echoed to her footsteps as soft as eiderdown
Waiting for her master to kiss away her tears
Waiting through the years

Bitter Green, they called her, walking in the sun
Loving everyone that she met
Bitter Green, they called her, waiting in the sun
Waiting for someone to take her hand

Some say he was a sailor who died away at sea
Some say he was a prisoner who never was set free
Lost upon the ocean, he died there in the mist
Dreaming of her kiss

Bitter Green, they called her, walking in the sun
Loving everyone that she met
Bitter Green, they called her, waiting in the sun
Waiting for someone to take her home

But now the Bitter Green is gone, the hills have turned to rust
There comes a weary stranger whose tears fall in the dust
Kneeling by the church yard in the autumn mist
Dreaming of a kiss

Bitter Green, they called her, walking in the sun
Loving everyone that she met
Bitter Green, they called her, waiting in the sun
Waiting for someone to take her hand

Bitter Green, they called her, walking in the sun
Loving everyone that she met
Bitter Green, they called her, waiting in the sun
Waiting for someone
To take her hand

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend. more »

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