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Cat Stevens – Lillywhite lyrics
Back upon the mended road I pause.
Taking time to check the dial
And the Lillywhite, I never knew her name
But she'll be passing my way sometime again

I raise my hand and touch the wheel of change
Taking time to check the dial
And the Lillywhite, I never knew her name
But she'll be passing my way sometime again
She'll be passing my way sometime again.
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    In 1969 when Cat was 20 turning 21 he contracted Tuberculosis. He nearly died. He spent months in the King Edward Vll Hospital in Midhurst,West Sussex and about a year of convalescence. This totally changed his outlook on life. He went from a Barry Manilow type pop singer to more of a troubadour, resulting in Mona Bone Jakon, Tea For The Tillerman and Tease and the Firecat. He wrote about 40 songs during his time of healing. I am convinced that Lilywhite was the nurse who cared for him while he was in the hospital."Back up on the mended road," he goes on to say "She'll be passing my way sometime again." He will one day again face his mortality. Listen to his pre TB music and you can see how much of life changing event this was for him.
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    JimmyBoneJakon, he got TB in early '68 he was 19 yrs, spent 3 months in hospital. The song "Lillywhite" was about a bad trip he has after taking some drug a friend gave him at a party. The next morning as he left the friend's house. All was covered in snow.
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      In 1969 when Cat was 20 turning 21 he contracted Tuberculosis. He nearly died. He spent months in... Read more →
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      JimmyBoneJakon, he got TB in early '68 he was 19 yrs, spent 3 months in hospital. The song... Read more →

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