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Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez




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Diamonds and Rust

By Joan Baez

 
           
         
     
Listen to the song and do the following exercises.
 
What are the missing words? The images may help.

Well I'll be damned
Here comes your   again
But that's not unusual
It's just that the   is full
And you happened to call
And here I  

 
 on the  
Hearing a voice I'd known
A couple of   years ago
Heading straight for a fall

 

Unscramble the following lines.

My poetry was lousy you said

  Ten years ago

  They bring diamonds and rust

  We both know what memories can bring

  A booth in the Mid West

  Were bluer than robin's eggs

  I bought you some cufflinks

  As I remember your eyes

  Where are you calling from?

  You brought me something


Choose the words that you can hear.
Well you on the scene
Already a legend
The phenomenon
The original vagabond
You   into my arms
And there you  

Temporarily at sea
The Madonna was yours for

Yes the girl on the half-shell
Would keep you


Write in the missing verbs
Now I you standing
With brown leaves around
And snow in your hair
Now you're   out the window
Of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square
Our breath   out white clouds
Mingles and in the air
strictly for me
We both could have   then and there

Tick the words that you can hear
Now you're  your telling me
You're not nostalgic
Then give me another world  word for it
You who are so  saw good with words
And at keeping things   thinks vague
Because I need some of that vagueness  no 
now
It's all come back too     to  clearly
Yes I loved you clearly 
dearly
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust
I've already prayed   paid