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Sweet Sympathy

Janis Ian

I want to lie by your side
and let the tide run over
Lay your head upon my shoulder
I want to lie by the bed
and send my head out reeling
Honey, lay this feeling down
I'm ready to ride

Oh, sweet sympathy,
won't you pity me tonight?
Yes i got to hurry to the surry
Get the saddle on tight
Honey won't you let me?
Honey just allow me!
Honey won't you pleasure me right?
Sweet sympathy, won't you carry me tonight

I want to lay myself down
and take a sweet, soft shelter
Still my waters here forever
I want to lay my body down
I want to lay my body down
Honey lay me lightly down,
I'm ready to ride

Can we get together, can we get together
Can we get together right now
You give me the music
and you know how to use it
Drive me out of my shoes
I got the blues tonight, I've got sweet titillation
Honey won't you pleasure me right?
Sweet sympathy, won't you carry me tonight

Oh, sweet sympathy,
won't you pity me tonight?
Yes I got to hurry to the surry
Get the saddle on tight
Honey won't you let me?
Honey just allow me!
Honey won't you pleasure me right
Sweet sympathy, won't you carry me tonight
Sweet sympathy, won't you carry me tonight

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on December 17, 2018

  • Thursday, January 31st

    Island Library, Holmes Beach, FL

    Island Library

    Holmes Beach, FL

    Phone: 941-778-6341

    Visit the venue's website

    Island Library
    5701 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217
    Janis will be speaking about her career as a performing songwriter and author of the Grammy-winning audiobook "Society's Child: My Autobiography", along with "The Tiny Mouse", a children's book. The talk will be illustrated with a few songs and a Q&A. Merchandise will be offered for sale (cash/check preferred) to benefit The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library equally, and Janis is happy to sign items after the talk is over. For information please call 941-778-6341. * Please note, this is a co-venture with the Waterline Marriott next door to the library. The actual talk will take place at the Waterline, piped into the library and then offered on line. Expect laughter and tears on gorgeous Anna Maria Island! 

  • Wednesday, March 6th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class - Free Event.

  • Thursday, March 7th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Free show.

  • Thursday, August 8th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class with Livingston Taylor.

    10AM to 2PM

  • Friday, August 9th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435.649.9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Saturday, August 10th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Sunday, August 11th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Wednesday, August 14th

    Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

    Ridgefield Playhouse

    Ridgefield, CT

    Phone: 203-438-5795

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

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