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Nancy McCallion: Lyrics

Take a Picture of Me

Take a Picture of Me
Nancy McCallion
Take a picture of me to show I was here
And stood beneath these skies
Sunlight shining on my face
Made me squint my eyes
Take a picture of me at seventeen
Beside the neighbor boy
In my sister’s wedding dress
Face so full of joy
Who knows how far I’m going
Who knows how long I’ll stay
Trace these lines upon my face
Before I go away
Music from a phonograph
Bought with cash in hand
Played while Mama danced and sang
Before we lost the land
Records from a phonograph
In boxes on the lawn
Mama's bank can have it all
Tonight I’m moving on
Who knows how far I’m going
Who knows how long I’ll stay
Trace these lines upon my face
Before I go away
Take a picture of me to show I was here
From Take a Picture of Me by Nancy McCallion