El Condor Pasa: Song Lyric Sunday

Hammer, Nail, Sky, Diy, Clouds, Metal

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This week Jim Adams challenged us to post song lyrics containing the modal verbs Could/Might/Should/Would.  Simon and Garfunkel’s El Condor Pasa prides us loads.  I first came across the song in a 1973 made for TV movie Voyage of the Yes, but I prefer the S&G version.

Lyrics:

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I’d rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would
Away, I’d rather sail away
Like a swan that’s here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world its saddest sound
Its saddest sound
I’d rather be a forest than a street
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon / Jorge Milchberg / Daniel Alomia Robles
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

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3 thoughts on “El Condor Pasa: Song Lyric Sunday

  1. I just listened to this song last week and was so pleasantly surprised to hear it again today. I was on youtube and found it last week and listened because I didn’t know it by its name. The pan flute is perfect accent to their voices.

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