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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2011 2:59:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 5, 2011 3:03:00 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
*howl*
What's that I see walkin' in these woods?
Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood.
Hey there, Little Red Riding Hood,
You sure are lookin' good,
You're everything a big, bad wolf could want...

*Listen to me*

Little Red Riding Hood,
I don't think little big girls should
Go walkin' in these spooky ol' woods alone.

*howl*

What big eyes you have,
The kind of eyes that drive wolves mad.
So just to see that you don't get chased,
I think I ought to walk with you for a ways.
What full lips you have,
They're sure to lure SOMEONE bad.
So until you get to Grandma's place,
I think you ought to walk with me and be safe.

I'm gonna keep my sheep suit on,
Til I'm sure that you've been shown
That I can be trusted, walking with you alone.

*howl*

Little Red Riding Hood,
I'd like to hold you if I could,
But you might think I'm a big, bad wolf, so I won't.

*howl*

What a big heart I have,
The better to love you with.
Little Red Riding Hood,
Even bad wolves can be good.
I'll try to keep satisfied,
Just to walk close by your side.
Maybe you'll see things my way
Before we get to Grandma's place.

Little Red Riding Hood,
You sure are lookin' good,
You're everything a big, bad wolf could want.

*howl*

I mean baaaaa, baaaaaa, baaaaa.

Little Red Riding Hood By Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

http://youtu.be/_FA85RO89HA

RM: this was covered by Mick Jagger and the Stones!
Sam the Sham, what fun. ;-)

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 3:46:31 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 9:29:31 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
ILHJ
What a wonderful song.
When we 'tag' a previous song we write the word or words in CAPS.

You seem to be tagging 'I THINK'.

Could you please go back and edit the first mention of the words I THINK in caps in your song. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 11:09:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 11:23:40 AM PDT
Robin MacKay says:
"Black Horse & The Cherry Tree"

[{} contain lines from album's Deluxe Edition (2006). Also the ending of the song is shorter, without ad-libs]

{Two, three, four}

(woo-hoo, woo-hoo) [throughout the whole song]

Well my heart knows me better than I know myself
So I'm gonna let it do all the talking.
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry TREE.

I felt a little fear upon my back
He said "Don't look back, just keep on walking."
When the big black horse said, "Hey lady!" {When the big black horse said, "Look this way"}
Said, "Look this way, will you marry me?" {Said, "Hey, lady, will you marry me?"}

But I said no, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me

And my heart hit a problem, in the early hours,
So I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn't have done it,
And it won't forgive me after all these years

So I sent it to a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.
Now it won't come back, 'cause it's oh so happy
And now I've got a hole for the world to see

And it said no, no, no, no-no-no
Said no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no-no-no-no
Said no, no, you're not the one for me

{Not the one for me}

Said no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
You're not the one for me
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
You're not the one for me

(do, do, do, do)

Well I was
Big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
Big black horse and a cherry tree
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
No, no, no, no
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
No, no, no, no
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
I can't quite get there cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYEU91d8ngc
edit: Video... who needs a band?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 11:42:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 12:00:22 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
Chorus
Sittin' down by my window,
Honey, lookin' out at the rain.
Oh, Lord, Lord, sittin' down by my window,
Baby, lookin' out at the rain.
Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me, honey,
And it felt just like a ball and chain.
Honey, that's exactly what it felt like,
Honey, just dragging me down.

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon', tell me why,
Why does every single little tiny thing I hold on to go wrong ?
Yeah it goes wrong, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now babe, tell me why,
Does every thing, every thing.
Hey, here you gone today, I wanted to love you,
I just wanted to hold you, I said, for so long,
Yeah! Alright! Hey!

Love's got a hold on me, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
Now, love's just draggin' me down, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
I hope there's someone out there who could tell me
Why the man I love wanna leave me in so much pain.
Yeah, maybe, maybe you could help me, come on, help me!

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon', tell me why,
Now tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me why, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, when I ask you,
When I need to know why, c'mon tell me why, hey hey hey,
Here you've gone today,
I wanted to love you and hold you
Till the day I die.
I said whoa, whoa, whoa!!

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, no honey
It ain't fair, daddy it ain't fair what you do,
I see what you're doin' to me and you know it ain't fair.
And I say oh, whoa whoa now baby
It ain't fair, now, now, now, what you do
I said hon' it ain't fair what, hon' it ain't fair what you do.
Oh, here you gone today and all I ever wanted to do
Was to love you
Honey you can still hear me rock and roll the best,
Only it ain't roll ,NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

Sittin' down by my window,
Lookin' out at the rain.
Lord, Lord, Lord, sittin' down by my window,
Lookin' out at the rain, see the rain.
Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me,
And it felt like a ball and chain.
Oh this can't be in vain
And I'm gonna tell you one more time, yeah, yeah!

And I say oh, whoa whoa, now baby
This can't be, no this can't be in vain,
And I say no no no no no no no no, whoa,
And I say whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Now now now now now now now now now no no not in vain
Hey, hope there is someone that could tell me
Hon', tell me why love is like
Just like a ball
Just like a ball
Baaaaaaalllll
Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
And a chain.
Yeah.

Ball and Chain sung by various
Their are Janis Joplin versions (live versions = no two alike) This is Monterey
http://youtu.be/jhBFRNBxT_o

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 11:58:54 AM PDT
Robin MacKay says:
Creedence Lyrics: Who'll Stop The Rain
Long as I remember THE RAIN been coming down.
Clouds of myst'ry pouring Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seeking shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playing, How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Trying to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pouring, Falling on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 12:06:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 12:11:37 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son ?
And where have you been my darling young one ?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard RAIN's a-gonna fall.

Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son ?
And what did you see, my darling young one ?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin'
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin'
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son ?
And what did you hear, my darling young one ?
I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin'
I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin'
I heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin'
I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin'
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

Oh, who did you meet my blue-eyed son ?
Who did you meet, my darling young one ?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met a young woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded in hatred
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

And what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son ?
And what'll you do now my darling young one ?
I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin'
I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are a many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
Where the executioner's face is always well hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I'll tell and think it and speak it and breathe it
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it
Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin'
But I'll know my songs well before I start singin'
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

A Hard Rain's Gonna' Fall by Bob Dylan

http://youtu.be/jHrK6L91BgA

Try Leon Russell's version http://youtu.be/y4sMSSm0x2A

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 12:14:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 12:17:53 PM PDT
Robin MacKay says:
Misty Mountain hop - Led Zeplin

Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby,
What do you, what do you think I saw?
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said,
"Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?"
And you know how it is.
I really don't know what time it was, woh, oh,oh
so I asked them if I could stay a while.

I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really
Really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us, said, "Please,hey,
would we care to all get in line, Get in line."
Well, you know, they asked us to stay for tea and have some fun; Oh, oh,oh.
he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.

Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see,
and baby, baby, baby, do you like it?
There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin',
ah, not trying to fight it.
You really don't care if they're comin'; oh, oh,
I know that it's all a state of mind.

If you go down in the streets today, baby, you better,
you better open your eyes. woah woah yeah.
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care , really don't , which, which way the pressure lies,
so I've decided what I'm gonna do now.
So I'm packing my bags for the MISTY MOUNTAINS,
where the spirits go now,
over the hills where the spirits fly.
I really don't know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxSEDnJ-1eA

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 12:20:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 12:24:17 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
I am a backseat driver from America
They drive to the left on Falls Road
The man at the wheel's name is Seamus
We pass a child on the corner he knows
And Seamus says,"Now, what chance has that kid got?"
And I say from the back,"I DON'T KNOW."
He says,"There's barbed wire at all of these exits
And there ain't no place in Belfast for that kid to go."

Chorus
It's a hard life
It's a hard life
It's a very hard life
It's a hard life wherever you go
If we poison our children with hatred
Then, the hard life is all they'll ever know
And there ain't no place in (Belfast) for these kids to go
(Chicago)
(this world)

A cafeteria line in Chicage
The fat man in front of me
Is calling black people trash to his children
He's the only trash here I see
And I'm thinking this man wears a white hood
In the night when his children should sleep
But, they slip to their window and they see him
And they think that white hood's all they need

Chorus

I was a child in the sixties
Dreams could be held through TV
With Disney and Cronkite and Martibn Luther
Oh, I believed, I believed, I believed
Now, I am a backstreet driver from America
I am not at the wheel of control
I am guilty, I am war I am the root of all evil
Lord, and I can't drive on the left side of the road

Chorus

It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go - Nanci Griffith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9lUG4gBjSE&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 12:45:51 PM PDT
Robin MacKay says:
Front Seat, Back Seat - LoveSong Chuck Girard

I was a runnin' from my Master
And I tried out every new thing I could find
But my life turned into one disaster
Without the Lord I almost blew my mind

Chorus

I was sittin' in the front seat
Tryin' really hard to be the driver
Thinkin' I was makin' real good time
But always windin' up the late arriver
But now I been tryin' out the BACK SEAT
And I find it is a very great relief
Now I'm ridin' in the back seat
And I'm leavin' all the drivin' to the Chief

I went barrelin' out full speed ahead
I went a 'runnin' every stop sign that I'd see
Thinkin' I'd give the Lord a shortcut
But I found out He don't need no help from me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnpVoMM1KSs

This is a New recording of their own song from the 70's
Here is the original...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4421J1YXYc

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:00:04 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
RIDIN' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go.
Ridin' along in my automobile
I'm anxious to tell her the way I feel,
So I told her softly and sincere,
And she leaned and whispered in my ear
Cuddlin' more and drivin' slow,
With no particular place to go.
No particular place to go,
So we parked way out on the Kokomo
The night was young and the moon was bold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you imagine the way I felt?
I couldn't unfasten her safety belt!
Ridin' along in my calaboose
Still tryin' to get her belt unloose
All the way home I held a grudge,
But the safety belt, it wouldn't budge
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go.

No Particular Place To Go by Chuck Berry
http://youtu.be/TtKcdzaqq40

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Texas Woman says:
Sittin' thinkin' sinkin' drinkin'
Wondering what I'd do when I'm through tonight
Smoking moping, maybe just hopin'
Some little girl will pass on by
Don't wanna be alone but I love my girl at home
I remember what she said
She said, "My, my, my don't tell lies, keep fidelity in your head
My, my, my, don't tell lies. When you're done you show go to be.
Don't say hi, like a spider to a FLY
Jump right ahead and you're dead"

Sit up, fed up, low down go round
Down to the bar at the place I'm at
Sitting, drinking, superficially thinking
About the rinsed-out blonde on my left
Then I said, "hi" like a spider to a fly
Remembering what my little girl said

She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty
I would have run away but I was on my own
She told me later she's a machine operator
She said she liked the way I held the microphone
And I said my, my, my like the spider to the fly
Jump right ahead in my web

The Spider and the Fly - Rolling Stones (Jagger/Richards)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDedLtT5sno

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 7:49:01 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man and she won't have to worry
She'll dress up all in lace and go in style

Late at night a big old house gets lonely
I guess every form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
Given to a man with hands as cold as ice

So she tells him she must go out for the evening
To comfort an old friend who's feelin' down
But he knows where she's goin' as she's leavin'
She is headed for the cheatin' side of town

Chorus
You can't hide your lyin' eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes

On the other side of town a boy is waiting
With fiery eyes and dreams no one could steal
She drives on through the night anticipating
'Cause he makes her feel the way she used to feel

She rushes to his arms, they fall together
She whispers, "It's only for a while"
She swears that soon she'll be comin' back forever
She goes away and leaves him with a smile

Chorus

She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night, it's gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry

She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She thinks about a boy she knew in school
Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?
She's so far gone she feels just like a fool

My oh my, you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well, so carefully
Ain't it funny how your new life didn't change things?
You're still the same old GIRL you used to be

Chorus
There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes
Honey, you can't hide your lyin' eyes

Lyin' Eyes by Eagles

http://youtu.be/5-NlR54PqLw

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 7:56:31 PM PDT
Val H. says:
Guinnevere had green eyes
Like yours, mi'lady like yours
When she'd walk down
Through the garden
In the morning after it rained
Peacocks wandered aimlessly
Underneath an orange tree
Why can't she see me?
Guinnevere
Drew pentagrams
Like yours, mi'lady like yours
LATE AT NIGHT
When she thought
that no one was watching at all
She shall be free
As she turns her gaze
Down the slope
to the harbor where I lay
Anchored for a day
Guinnevere
Had golden hair
Like yours, mi'lady like yours
Streaming out when we'd ride
Through the warm wind down by the bay
Yesterday
Seagulls circle endlessly
I sing in silent harmony
We shall be free

Guinnevere - Crosby Stills Nash & Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsmC1zrpwfQ

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Omnireader says:
Got out of town on a boat goin' to Southern islands
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
She was makin' for the trades on the outside
And the downhill run to Papeete

Off the WIND on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

Think about
Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me larger voices callin'
What Heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

(Around the world) I have been around the world
(Lookin') Lookin' for that woman girl
(Who knows she knows) Who knows love can endure
And you know it will

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small
But it's as big as the promise, the promise of a comin' day

So I'm sailing for tomorrow my dreams are a dyin'
And my love is an anchor tied to you tied with a silver chain
I have my ship and all her flags are a' flyin'
She is all that I have left and music is her name

Think about
Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me larger voices callin'
What Heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

(I've been around the world) I have been around the world
(Lookin') Lookin' for that woman girl
Who knows LOVE can endure
And you know it will, and you know it will yes

Oooh ...

So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail it was the easiest thing to do
You will survive being bested
Somebody fine will come along make me forget about loving you
At the southern cross

Southern Cross by CSN

http://youtu.be/kopNfhvCkHU

Still keeping up with the sailing motif. And tagging both of you.
Thank you for Guinnevere VH, and for the Boondocks song too dm..

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 6:48:59 AM PDT
Hear the rime of the Ancient Mariner,
See his eye as he stops one of three.
Mesmerizes one of the wedding guests,
"Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea."

And the music plays on as the bride passes by,
Caught by his spell and the Mariner tells his tale.

Driven south to the land of the snow and ice,
To a place where nobody's been.
Through the snow fog flies on the albatross,
Hailed in God's name, hoping good luck it brings.

And the ships sails on, back to the north,
Through the fog and ice and the albatross follows on.

The Mariner kills the bird of good omen.
His shipmates cry against what he's done,
But, when the fog clears, they justify him
And make themselves a part of the crime.

Sailing on and on and north across the sea.
Sailing on and on and north 'til all is calm.

The albatross begins with its vengeance.
A terrible curse, a thirst, has begun.
His shipmates blame bad luck on the Mariner.
About his neck the dead bird is hung.

And the curse goes on and on and on at sea.
And the thirst goes on and on for them and me.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck nor breath nor motion,
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink.
Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.

"There," calls the Mariner, "there comes a ship o'er the line,
But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide?"

See, onward she comes,
Onward she nears, out of the sun.
See, she has no crew,
She has no life. Wait but there's two.

Death and she, Life-in-Death, they throw their dice for the crew.
She wins the Mariner and he belongs to her now.
Then, crew one by one, they drop down dead, two hundred men.
She, she, Life-in-Death, she lets him live, her chosen one.

One after one by the star-dogged moon,
Too quick for groan or sigh,
Each turned his face with a ghastly pang
And cursed me with his eye.
Four times fifty living men
(And I heard nor sigh nor groan)
With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
They dropped down one by one.

The curse it lives on in their eyes.
The Mariner, he wished he'd die
Along with the sea creatures,
But they lived on, so did he.

And by the light of the moon,
He prays for their beauty, not doom.
With heart he blesses them,
God's creatures, all of them too.

Then the spell starts to break.
The albatross falls from his neck,
Sinks down like lead into the sea.
Then down in falls comes the rain.

Hear the groans of the long-dead seamen.
See them stir and they start to rise,
Bodies lifted by good spirits.
None of them speak and they're lifeless in their eyes.

And revenge is still sought, penance starts again,
Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on.

Now the curse is finally lifted
And the Mariner sights his home.
Spirits go from the long-dead bodies,
Form their own light and the Mariner's left alone.

And then a boat came sailing towards him.
It was a joy he could not believe,
The pilot's boat, his son, and the hermit.
Penance of life will fall onto him.

And SHIP, it sinks like lead into the sea
And the hermit shrieves the Mariner of his sins.

The Mariner's bound to tell of his story,
To tell his tale whever he goes,
To teach God's word by his own example,
That we must love all things that God made.

And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man
And the tale goes on and on and on and on.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zk4as9kzA

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:38:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2011 8:47:04 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
Old lady with a barrow, life near ending
Standing by the harbor wall, warm wishes sending
Children on the cold SEA swell, not fishers of men
Gone to chase away the last herring
Come empty home again

So come all you lovers of the good life
On your supermarket run
And set a sail of your own devising
And be there when the Dutchman comes
Oh, you better be there when the Dutchman comes

Wee girl in a straw hat, from far east warring
Sad cargo of an old ship, young bodies whoring
Slow ocean hobo, ports closed to her crew
No hope of immigration, keep on passing through

So come all you lovers of the good life
Your children playing in the sun
And set a sympathetic flag a-flying
Oh, and be there when the Dutchman comes
Oh, you better be there when the Dutchman comes

Death grinning like a scarecrow, Flying Dutchman
Seagull pilots flown from nowhere, oh, try and touch one
As she slips in on the full tide and the harbor master yells
All hands vanished with the captain, no one left, the tale to tell

So come all you lovers of the good life
Look around you, can you see?
Staring ghostly from the mirror, it's the Dutchman you will be
Floating slowly out to sea, oh, in a misty misery, no

Flying Dutchman by Jethro Tull

http://youtu.be/udOLEzADVog

Great post David!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 12:29:25 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
The DUTCHMAN's not the kind of man
To keeps his thumb jammed in the dam
That holds his dreams in,
But that's a secret only Margaret knows.

When Amsterdam is golden in the morning,
Margaret brings him breakfast,
She believes him.
He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow.

He's mad as he can be, but Margaret only sees that sometimes,
Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes.

Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuider Zee.
Long ago, I used to be a young man
But dear Margaret remembers that for me.

The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes,
His cap and coat are patched with the love
That Margaret sewn there.
Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam.

He watches tug-boats down canals
An' calls out to them when he thinks he knows the Captain.
Till Margaret comes
To take him home again

Through the unforgiving streets that trip him, though she holds his arm,
Sometimes he thinks he's alone and he calls her name.

Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee.
Long ago, I used to be a young man
But dear Margaret remembers that for me.

The windmills whirl the winter wind
She winds his muffler tighter
They sit in the kitchen.
Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew.

He sees her for a moment, calls her name,
She makes his bed up singing some old love song,
She learned it when the tune was very new.

He hums a line or two, they hum together in the night.
The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out.

Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee.
Long ago, I used to be a young man
But dear Margaret remembers that for me.

The Dutchman - written by Michael Peter Smith
Steve Goodman's version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmYvGW4QxXk

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 5:46:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2011 5:52:38 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
When I sailed into Portland town, I called upon my dear.
Her window held a candle. It's light shone bright and clear.
I walked up to her doorstep. I knew she was within.
Her candle told the story, boys, and I was home again.

I like her good behaviour. I like her easy way.
I cannot sleep contented. The night seems like the day.
To sail in muddy weather, it makes me want to shout
And roll her in my arms, boys, and BLOW THE CANDLE OUT

When I got home to Portland, 'twas as I said before.
The candle at the window and my love at the door.
We let the candle go, boys. We had no care or strife.
We went to see the parson and she became my wife.

And when we have a baby, boys, we'll name him after me.
She'll keep him neat and kiss him and rock him on her knee,
And when this trip is over, I'll sail no more about.
Yes, I'll remain in Portland, Maine, to blow the candle out.

Blow The Candle Out by Tom Drake and Bob Shane recorded by various (originally by the Kingston Trio) I actually knew Tom Drake. Nice man, Rip.

Based on an old English folksong.
Here Bob Shane sings it for the The Kingston Trio
http://youtu.be/TpqzTWTQP0w

English folksong version http://youtu.be/N_dYGZ_x6ew

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2011 6:18:28 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Seems like everywhere I go the sky is falling
And the concierges they meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same

You say: "How does it feel to be travelling?
How's it feel to live your life on a train?
And the aeroplane?"
Well, I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the PORTLAND rain...

And how I wish it was not true
But I ain't gonna stand up here and lie to you
I believe y'all deserve more than that
And if there's one thing that I've learned
Brother, you know you're gonna get burned
If you don't know where your love is at

"How d'you plan to get yourself connected?
Are you down with all the latest trends?"
To keep up with friends
Well, I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every plan is all the same

Seems like everywhere I go the sky is falling
And the waitress says she'll meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the Portland rain...

Paul's Song - M. Ward

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHANYm7kdoQ
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