Two Magpies

Album: Electric Arguments (2008)
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  • I saw two magpies
    A girl and a boy
    One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    With no salutes
    I move away
    And long to face, face ,face
    Face down fear

    I saw two magpies
    There was a girl and a boy
    One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    Content to cry
    No more to lie
    I move away
    And lie in truth

    Look two magpies
    A girl and a boy
    One for sorrow
    And two for joy
    Three for a girl
    Four for a boy
    I saw two magpies
    Two for joy

    Content to cry
    No more to lie
    In truth with you
    To face down fear
    Content to cry
    No more to lie
    No more to lie
    And face down fear Writer/s: Paul James McCartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 1

  • Arthur Danhiez from BelgiumDoes anybody know if the lyrics are related to Pellinor's lament in TH White's the queen of air and darkness (the witch in the forest) ? it somewhat shares some lyrics. i'm reading it in french but this is the translation in english : I saw seven magpies, one for sorrow, two for joy, three for a wedding, four for a boy.
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