Big Four Poster Bed

Big Four Poster Bed

Brenda Lee


It was just boards of rough cut pine

And a quilt of patch work cotton

A place to lay your body down was that big four poster bed

Daddy built it out of pine two days before the wedding

They say the neighbours cheered and hollered till his face got red

And Mama brought the feather pillows and some handmade bedding

And they spent their wedding night in that big four poster bed

That night they swore like that bed their love would last forever

And they'd ask no more of life than the simple things they had

So they planed there future as they laid close together

And later I was born there in that big four poster bed

It was just some boards of rough cut pine

And a quilt of patch work cotton

A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head

A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in

Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed

I remember as a child waking up on a winter morning

With Sound of laughing voices and the smell of baking bread

And running across that coal wood floor jumping there with them

And Lord, I felt so safe and warm in that big four poster bed

The day that Daddy died, he whispered something soft to mama

To this day she's never told a soul the words he said

She just smiled through her tears and held his hand and nodded

And my Daddy looked so much at rest in that big four poster bed

It was just some boards of rough cut pine

And a quilt of patchwork cotton

A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head

A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in

Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed

Now time has dried up all the tears here I stand a woman

Your arms reach out to touch my soul, your sweet words turn my head

Darling, won't you tell me first this will be forever

Before you lead me up the stairs to that big four poster bed

'Cause only love has ever touched, that big four poster bed

Yes, it was just some boards of rough cut pine

And a quilt of patchwork cotton

A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head

A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in

Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed

Written by SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Published by T.R.O. INC.

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