American Tune
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


Many is the time I’ve been mistaken
And many times confused
Many is the time I’ve been forsaken
And certainly abused
But it’s all right it’s all right
You can't be for ever blessed
And when I think of another working day
I’ve just got to get some rest
I’ve got to get some rest
I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
Don’t have a friend who feels at ease
Don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
Or driven to its knees
Oh but it’s all right it’s all right
We’ve lived so well so long
And when I think of the road
We’ve travelled on
So far away from home
So far away from home

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down on me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high above all my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they called the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the ages’ most uncertain hour
And we sing an American tune
Oh but it’s all right it’s all right
You can't be for ever blessed
And when I think of another working day
I’ve just got to get some rest
I’ve got to get some rest

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL SIMON

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James Murphy-Walsh

Her voice is a gift from god, she is definitely an angel. The most beautiful voice I have ever heard.

Michael Orzolick

James Murphy-Walsh I couldn’t have said it better brother, I just think back to 1980 I was working on a carnival 🎡 in Essex Md and I was so close to the places she was singing 🎤 at & didn’t know it

Jleah Wren

James Murphy-Walsh - I agree. Wholeheartedly.

Thelonious Coltrane

Eva is a natural singer-arranger-interpreter
of songs. She makes every cover
her own. That is rare.

Graham Caspian

Instablaster.

Kevin Duff

She is one the greatest singers ever to have lived tragically the world never recognised her talent until after she died in 1996.

Jim Jansen

the tune is early 17th century by Hassler-often paired with the devotional christian lyrics "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" lovely guitar work with a lovely voice here, yes?

Elizabeth Linsay

Lovely and lovely, yes. And God bless Paul Simon for creating this song.

Prabhas Ray

The modulations of her voce takes her songs to a state of ecstacy.

Em Bee

The song that introduced me to this wonderful voice.

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