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Mathilde
Scott Walker Lyrics


Mama, do you see what I see
On your knees and pray for me
Mathilde's come back to me
Charley, don't want another beer
Tonight I'm gonna drink my tears
Mathilde's come back to me
Go ask the maid if she heard what I said
Tell her to change the sheets on the bed
Mathilde's come back to me
Fellas, don't leave me tonight
Tonight I'm going back to fight
Wretched Mathilde's in sight

My heart, my heart, stop beating so
Just make as if you didn't know
That Mathilde's come back to me
My heart, I don't want you to say
She's lovelier than when she went away
Mathilde, who's come back to me
My heart, stop being overjoyed
Remember you were once destroyed
By Mathilde, who's come back to me
Fellas, please don't go away
Tell me that I mustn't stay
Mathilde's coming back today

My hands, you'll start to shake again
When you remember all the pain
Mathilde's come back to me
You'll want to beat her black and blue
But don't do it, I beg of you
Mathilde's come back to me
My hands, remember all the years
Remember when you caught my tears
Mathilde's come back to me
My hands, you'll want to touch her now
But please try and be strong somehow
Mathilde's here, she's coming now, now

Mama, can you hear me yell
Your baby boy's gone back to hell
Mathilde's come back to me
Charley, champagne right away
I know you've been saving it for the holiday
But Mathilde's come back to me
Go ask the maid if she heard what I said
Tell her to put the best sheets on the bed
Mathilde's come back to me
My friends, don't count on me no more
I've gone and crashed through heaven's door
My sweet Mathilde's here
Once more, once more

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gdouglas999

It's a shame that so few Americans know anything at all about this American singer who had to go to England to make it big somewhere.

Patricia Illingworth

64JBran o

Rodrik of Harlaw

Literally every american band had to do that in the 60s and 70s.

64JBran

We knew him better as Scott Engel when he was on the Eddie Fisher and Red Skelton Shows trying to make it as a teen idol, until he joined John Maus and Gary Leeds and they transplanted themselves in England as The Walker Brothers. A friend of mine was his manager while he was living in Texas. Scott was 13 or 14 at the time.

Brad Rumble

Im friends with the son of the Drummer from the Walker brothers. Literally got no royalties whatsoever.

Daniel Plainview

Holy shit. This is fantastic.

Gary Sitlinton

Ain't it fucking just !!

Tony Cowdrill

There is truly no other song which adequately conveys the full range of emotions that one feels, when someone comes back into your life, someone who you loved completely, someone who broke you. You have finally rebuilt yourself and then... they return. This is all that you feel.

S T

I can relate. It truly is a viscious cycle.

William Silk

I love Walker's versions of the Brel songs!
 ...... the Orchestrations are  awesome!

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