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Thread #5096   Message #4094413
Posted By: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
23-Feb-21 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Many years late, but "Mist takes the morning path to wreath the willows - Rejoice, rejoice - small birds sing as the early rising monk takes to his sandals - Christ is born of the Virgin Mary - cloistered, the Benedictine dawn threads timelessly the needles eye - rejoice." from the sleeve notes for "Below The Salt" would have been one of the band setting the scene (probably Tim Hart), in much the same way (but with a different tone) as 'I first saw her through the swirling mists that rose from the Thames, her body illuminated by the gas-lamp beneath which she stood. Her imitation jewellery reflected the hissing flame and I could just discern the long slit in her skirt and the badly applied rouge on her cheeks. As I neared her she turned towards me in a practised manner. “I've lost my spotted cow,” she said in a voice coarsened by the inclement weather but still retaining the charm of a country accent. I looked at her, suddenly moved. “What brought you to this sorry state?” I asked.' set the scene for "The Spotted Cow"...