Who Sang If I Could? Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot Back Here on Earth cover art

Some other versions of "If I Could"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon Lightfoot
release date: 1968-11
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:06
producer: Elliot Mazer
recording engineer: Charles Talient
audio engineer: William Edward Blachly
If I could sing like the poets and kings of this world
If I could rise like the wind or the tides of the sea
I would sing you to sleep my love with sweet melody
And let you dream away till the morning light returned again
To take you away from me

If I could speak with the tongues of the masters of old
If I could tame all the fleeting perceptions I hold
Would I stand in the marketplace before
To be shouted down without any warning at all, to be stood by the wall
And shot by the man in blue

If I could run with the grace of a sun-colored stallion
If I could fly like the great silver jets in the morning
If I caused the wind to change with one wave of my hand
And if I could play the final symphony and set it free
Would it mean anything to you

If I could stand like a rusty old man in his armor
If I could ride the steed that he rode in his time
I would turn his head away to the river
And let him wander through the meadow grass, wild and free
For everyone to see

If I could sing like the poets and kings of this world
If I could rise like the wind or the tides of the sea
I would sing you to sleep my love with sweet melody
And let you dream away till the morning light returned again
To take you away from me



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Long Way Back Home
  • 2 Unsettled Ways
  • 3 Long Thin Dawn
  • 4 Bitter Green
  • 5 The Circle Is Small
  • 6 Marie Christine
  • 7 Cold Hands From New York
  • 8 Affair on 8th Avenue
  • 9 Don't Beat Me Down
  • 10 The Gypsy
  • 11 If I Could

  • Album Information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin