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Violent Femmes Hey Nonny Nonny Lyrics

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Beauty sat bathing by a spring where fairest shades did hide her
the winds blew calm the birds did sing the cool streams ran beside her
my wanton thoughts enticed mine eye to see what was forbidden
but better memory said "fie" so vain desire was chidden
hey nonny nonny oh hey nonny nonny
hey nonny nonny oh hey nonny nonnie
into a slumber then I fell when fond imagination
seemed to see but could not tell her feature or her fashion
but e'vn as babes in dreams do smile and sometimes fall a weeping
so I awaked as wise this while as when I fell a-sleeping
hey nonny nonny oh hey nonny nonny
hey nonny nonny oh hey nonny nonnie
say man are you down for doing something positive in the community?
no i don't think I'll ever do that again
well ain't you worried about doing the right thing?
well I don't care if I hey nonny nonny nonny ho nonny nonny nonny


Gordon Gano: vocal acoustic & electric guitar
Brian Ritchie: acoustic bass guitar, vocal
Victor Delorenzo: brushed snare drum, tambourine, shakers, vocal

Mixed by David Vartanian

■Gorno Music reprinted with permission




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