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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2022 10:15 am
"Oh, Had I A Golden Thread"

Oh, had I a golden thread
And a needle so fine
I would weave a magic spell
Of a rainbow design
Of a rainbow design

In it I would weave the courage
Of women giving birth
And in it I would weave the innocence
Of the children of all the earth
Children of all the earth

I want to show my brothers and sisters
My rainbow design
Cause I would bind up this sorry world
With hand and heart and mind
Oh, hand and heart and mind

Oh, had I a golden thread
And a needle so fine
I would weave a magic spell
Of a rainbow design
Of a rainbow design

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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2022 10:19 am
Little Songs

Channeling antiwar Bobby Darin, who rode on Robert F Kennedy's campaign plane.

When the world runs out of wrongs
I’ll be writing no more songs
But for now
I say wow
Business is very good
I’ll keep writing little songs
‘Til there’s peace in battle zones
‘Til congress notes
The change with votes
Until then I must conclude
When a child’s peaceful at night
When love’s a symbol not might
No hunger
No danger
Until then I’ll just be rude
I’ll keep writing little songs
Loud enough to rattle bones
To spit it out
In one big shout
Until then I must conclude
When folks die of poverty
The wrong ideology
Jealousy
Notoriety
Until then I’ll just be crude
I’ll keep writing little songs
Its my way to battle wrongs
To spit it out
In one big shout
Spit it out
One big shout
Spit it out
One big shout
Spit it out
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 09:22 am
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 09:32 am
@edgarblythe,
Syd Barrett set one 0f James Joyce's poems to music

Lean out your window
Golden hair
I heard you singing
In the midnight air
My book is closed
I read no more
Watching the fire dance
On the floor
I've left my book
I've left my room
For I heard you singing
Through the gloom
Singing and singing
A merry air
Lean out of the window
Golden hair

James Joyce

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 10:20 am
@izzythepush,
I love the poem and the music too. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 11:17 am
@edgarblythe,
I knew you were a fan of Joyce, didn't know if you were aware of that one.

Syd Barrett was the lost genius of Pink Floyd. He was the prime mover on the first few albums but lost it big time, (I think copious amounts of hallucinogens may have played a part.)

He left the band, recorded some solo albums, of which Golden Hair was part, then disappeared.

The Pink Floyd song, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, is about him, the lyrics Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far, were pretty accurate.

There is a story that he walked into the studio during the recording of the album, but it may be apocryphal.

He did turn up about thirty years later, he'd been sleeping on the floor at his mother's flat all this time.
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 12:11 pm
@izzythepush,
I read Joyce's poetry years ago. Too long to recall. I sometimes read him at random from Portrait of an Artist and Ulysses on sites that post his books online for free.
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2022 12:14 pm
I've am a fan of Pink Floyd's music but never had really gotten familiar with band members. I have to admire them more after that song you played.
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