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El Condor Pasa (If I Could) « See All Songs

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

©1970 English Lyric by Paul Simon, Daniel A. Robles and Jorge Milchberg 1933 E. B. Marks Music Company

This song is available on:
Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin’
The Complete Albums Collection

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