Home Link
  • Janis Ian with Charles de Lint - photo by Amy Logan
  • Peformers backstage at the Pete Seeger Tribute - photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Bruce Cockburn- photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Ronnie Gilbert, Holly Near & Odetta- photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Lari White
  • Janis Ian with Phoebe Snow - photo by Mark
  • Janis Ian with Wavy Gravy
  • Janis Ian with Shadow Morton - photo by Gilbert
  • Janis Ian with Harlan Ellison - photo by M C Valada
  • Janis Ian with Judy Collins & Leonard Cohen - photo by Peter Cunningham
Best Of Janis Ian: The Autobiography Collection

Ginny The Flying Girl

Janis Ian

Ginny the flying girl
wanted to see the world
Her parents were poor,
and they couldn't afford
to send her away for a whirl

She waited until they slept
and into the night she crept
with only the stars and the cold light of mars,
Ginny took off like a jet

She rode through the sky
like an elephant's eye
Like the stars in a thundering herd
and when she came down
all the world had turned 'round
All that the ground people heard
was "Oh, for the life of a bird"

She lived in a tiny room
surrounded by huge balloons
The covers would fly
past her magical eye
and the pillows saluted the moon

At night when the lights went out,
he'd take to the sky and shout
"Hey, Milky Way, lead me on 'til the day
"says hello to the night's turnabout!"

She rode through the sky
like an elephant's eye
Like the stars in a thundering herd
and when she came down
all the world had turned 'round
All that the ground people heard
was "Oh, for the life of a bird"

Whenever the world won't bend
Whenever I need a friend
I just close my eyes
and I reach for the sky
and I know I can make it again

Whenever my dreams run dry
Just when I need to cry
Whenever it all looks too big, or too tall
I remember that I can fly

She rode through the sky
like an elephant's eye
Like the stars in a thundering herd
and when she came down
all the world had turned 'round
All that the ground people heard
was "Oh, for the life of a bird"

© Taosongs Two. All rights reserved; international copyright secured.

Tour Dates

click on any date for full information
click again to close that date

All tour dates updated on January 18, 2019

[full tour dates list]

Copyright Janis IanPrivacy Policy & Terms Of AgreementSitemapWebsite By Digital Vision Media