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Full Tide Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Credits: Bob Dylan
Appears On: Full Tide
Language: English


Lay down your weary tune, lay down
Lay down the songs you strum
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum

Struck by the sounds before the sun
I knew the night had gone
And the morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn


The ocean wild like an organ played
The seaweed wove its strands
The crashing waves like cymbals clashed
Against the rocks and sands

I stood unwound beneath the skies
And clouds unbound by laws
The crying rain like a trumpet sang
And asked for no applause


The last of leaves fell from the trees
And clung to a new love's breast
The branches bare like a banjo played
To the wind that listened best

I gazed down in the river's mirror
And watched its winding stream
The water smooth ran like a hymn
And like a harp did hum

(Chorus 2x)

No voice can hope to hum