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I'm Just Mad About Donovan's Lyric Adaptations

Catherine Goltz "a music lover"
The list author says: "Donovan is truly one of the great rock poets, but he has also set other poets' work to music..."
Under the Greenwood Tree: Shakespeare for Young People
Under the Greenwood Tree: Shakespeare for Young People
"Donovan composed the music for "Under the Greenwood Tree" for a Royal Theater production of As You Like It that never happened. His version can be found on A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (1968)"
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Walrus and the Carpenter
"The first Lewis Carroll poem and the opening track featured on 1971's HMS Donovan and was recorded circa 1968 and runs eight minutes long!"
Jabberwocky
Jabberwocky
"The other Lewis Carroll poem on HMS Donovan set to a melody from "Celtic Rock" from the previous year's Open Road album."
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussycat
"Another HMS Donovan musical setting of a classic nonsense poem."
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
"Donovan's version can be heard on HMS Donovan and 2002's The Pied Piper."
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
""The Song of Wandering Aengus" by Yeats is featured on the HMS album. Another Yeats Poem "Lake Isle of Innsifree" was set to music by Donovan and included on the unreleased Celtia (cir. 1991)"
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
"Donovan performs two Mike Read-Betjeman pieces on the studio album Betjeman- Read along with many other popular artists."
Tao - The Way - Special Edition: The Sayings of Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu
Tao - The Way - Special Edition: The Sayings of Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu
""The Way" is the title of a song adapted from the writings of Tao Te Ching featured on Sutras (1996)"
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
"The Sutras song "Nirvana" has selected lines from this work."
Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. (45+ poems) Incl: The Raven, Israfel, Tamerlane, The City In The Sea, The Bells, Eldorado, Ulalume, Annabel Lee & more (mobi)
Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. (45+ poems) Incl: The Raven, Israfel, Tamerlane, The City In The Sea, The Bells, Eldorado, Ulalume, Annabel Lee & more (mobi)
"A haunting setting of "Eldorado" also appears on Sutras."
The Love Songs of Sappho (Literary Classics)
The Love Songs of Sappho (Literary Classics)
"Yet another Sutras song "Be Mine" has selected lines from this work. Sappho also inspired Don's own Sapphograph drawings."
Selected Poems of Christopher Logue
Selected Poems of Christopher Logue
"In the mid-1960s Donovan set Logue's "September Song" to music as "Be Not To Hard" which he gave to his favorite folk lady Joan Baez to record in 1967 and recorded the song himself for the movie Poor Cow."
Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night": A Study Guide from Gale's "Poetry for Students" (Volume 01, Chapter 4)
Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night": A Study Guide from Gale's "Poetry for Students" (Volume 01, Chapter 4)
"This poem was set to music for Don's most recent album Beat Cafe."
Dry Songs and Scribbles
Dry Songs and Scribbles
"Donovan's own poetry collection from '72"
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