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Ashes on the Wind

Lyrics: Maureen S. O'Brien, 1990-11\7\94
To the tune of: "Shibbolet Basadeh", Israeli Trad.

Once an evil wizard came
Threatening the people --
He'd kill until they gave him gold.
All the people feared his might.
All the people trembled.
One woman spoke up, loud and bold.

CH1:
You are only human;
You are only dust and ashes.
When the wind blows you away, you'll be forgotten --
Ashes on the wind, bitter ashes on the wind.

When the wizard heard her words,
He was greatly angered.
"For your defiance, you will pay.
I'll call up a mighty storm,
Call it up against you.
You'll be the one who's blown away."

CH1:

Suddenly, the clouds turned black
And the sky turned yellow.
Tornadoes swirled along the ground.
Wizard tried to wield the winds,
But the winds were stronger --
And his remains were never found.

CH 1:

They acclaimed that woman then
As a mighty wizard
For the tornadoes she could raise.
But she smiled and slipped away,
Out into the darkness,
Singing her answer to their praise:

CH2:
I am only human;
I am only dust and ashes.
When the wind blows me away, I'll be forgotten.
Ashes on the wind, only ashes on the wind.

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