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John Hartford
John Hartford

Song Information

First released by John Hartford (1967)

Lyrics

Now August is a wicked month A pleasure yet so bad Escape from all the hopes and fears A time to laugh a time for tears And run away from the rest of the year And love in the tall tall grass Doodle a doo doo doo The August sun's a wicked sun It tans the cheek and leg It warms your soul and body and It steals the tiny voice within It warms in vain against your sin And love in the tall tall grass Doodle a doo doo doo Now August is a wicked month It leaves the lost alone A hand outstretched a fleeting smile Come hither now and stay awhile And love will warm this lonely child Down here in the tall tall grass Doodle a doo doo doo Now August is a wicked month Romances spring and die When autumn comes the season turns The pain of leavin' starts to burn Reality we start to learn From love in the tall tall grass Doodle a doo doo doo Doodle a doo doo doo