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Subject: Lyr Add: LULLABY OF SPRING (Donovan)
From: GUEST,n lee
Date: 25 Jan 19 - 08:36 PM

Kat, we found your song on the album entitled Gift from a Flower to a Garden. The chaffinch song is called Lullaby of Spring.
Thread #118885   Message #2574638
Posted By: Sleepy Rosie
24-Feb-09 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Songs For Spring Equinox/Easter?
Subject: Lyr Add: LULLABY OF SPRING (Donovan)

Sure :-)
I've had a check of both the Spring Equinox and Easter threads. I suppose I was hoping to head away from specifically Christian Easter themes in favour of more agricultural, seasonal and folkloric ones.

I did find this Donovan song recommended by ClairBear on another thread:

Lullaby of Spring
Donovan

Rain has showered far her drip
Splash and trickle running,
Plant has flowered in the sand
Shell and pebble sunning.

So begins another spring,
Green leaves and of berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries.

In the misty tangled sky
Fast a wind is blowing,
In the new-born rabbit's heart
River life is flowing.

So begins another spring,
Green leaves and of berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries.

>From the dark and wetted soil,
Petals are unfolding.
>From the stony village kirk,
Easter bells of old ring.

So begins another spring,
Green leaves and of berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries.

Rain has showered far her drip
Splash and trickle running,
Plant has flowered in the sand
Shell and pebble sunning.

So begins another spring,
Green leaves and of berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 29 May 10 - 07:33 PM

Donovan now also runs songwriting courses at The Arvon Foundation.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 10 - 07:22 PM

This is a continuation of my post above. I forgot to respond to the post about "Goldwatch Blues." This song may be un-PC, but it has a worthy message. Somebody told me that it is about employers who have total control over their employees' lives. During their retirement, they were given only a gold watch for their years of hard work. I don't know about what was PC or not in the sixties, but I would guess that it wasn't the same as what is PC today. So perhaps "queer" was not considered a bad word back then, although it certainly is today.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 10 - 07:17 PM

I saw that somebody asked here for the name of a second album in "A Gift From a Flower to a Garden." It's called "wear your love like heaven," and I bought it a few months ago from a used record store. I have to say that it was a disappointment. I like the title song, but not really anything else.

The other Donovan album which I have is called "Catch the Wind," which was released in Britain as "What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid," I believe. I like it much better.

To the person who asked for chords to "Celia of the Seals," I found them online recently with lyrics.
http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/d/donovan/celia_of_the_seals-crd.shtml

I don't own many of Donovan's albums, but I sometimes listen to his songs on a free music listening website that a friend showed me. It's http://listen.grooveshark.com I am too young to have lived in his era, but I enjoy his songs all the same. A teacher in middle school sang "Colours" for us, and that's how I first learned about who he was. Some of my favorite songs are "Colours," "To Sing for You," "Guinevere," and "There is a Mountain." "Ballad of a Crystal Man" is my number one favorite. I learned it from a back issue of "Broadside Magazine" at http://broadsidemagazine.com/.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Durham Lad
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 05:28 PM

What about Goldwatch Blues? Very un PC

"about the colour of your toilet rolls and if your cousins a queer!"

seems an odd song for Donovan


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Tom in Toronto
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 02:45 PM

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the double album "HMS Donovan" which was a collection of childrens (of all ages) nursery rhymes. It was one of my favourites, till I loaned it to someone who lost it. I searched in vain for years for a replacement copy. I did eventually manage to get a taped copy but of course it does not have that magical cover painted by the Scottish artist "Patrick"


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: LR Mole
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 10:48 AM

I thought I remembered a bootleg Donovan cut in L.A. called Zoot Sutras. But I was in error.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Pete Rimmer
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 03:18 PM

The seaweed rings and ruby rings is called Enchanted Gypsy From A Gift From A flower to a garden


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:03 PM

Erm the clicky misfired - think I forgot a pointy-thing:

Click here!


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:53 PM

Oh yes, and Michael Crawford as 'Byron', even before he was 'Frank Spencer'!


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:51 PM

By the way, people who achieved fame and fortune via TW3:

David Frost - Main presenter, and this was where his nasal 'Hello, good evening, and welcome' catchphrase caught on...
Lance Percival (NOT Donovan)
Millicent Martin (sang the theme song, too)
Peter Cook
Dudley Moore
John Bird
(given time I could remember more!)

Click here!


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Subject: Lyr Add: REMEMBER THE ALAMO (from Donovan)^^
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:32 PM

The Alamo - as I remember it from way back!
1. One hundred and eighty were challenged by Travers to die
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh
A man that crossed over the line was for glory,
And he that stayed, better hide.
And over the line crossed one hundred and seventy nine.

Chorus: Way-up, Santiana, they're killing your soldiers below,
So the rest of Texas will know
And remember the Alamo.

2. Jim Bowie lay dying, his blood and his powder were dry
With his knife at the ready to take him a few in reply.
Young Davey Crockett lay laughing and crying,
The blood and the sweat in his eyes.
For Texas and freedom no man was more willing to die.

3. A courier came to a battle once bloody and loud
And found only skin and bones where he once left a crowd.
Fear not, little darling, of dying
If the world is sovereign and free,
For we'll fight to the last for as long as liberty be.

At least, that's how we used to sing it in the early '70's


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 11:21 AM

My name is Hammie, and I'm looking for the words to Remember the Almo by Donovan, So far I can't seem to find them.

I would be really grateful thank you so much


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Oldtimemusic1@aol.com
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:00 AM

Mousethief - Alex, Thank you very much for the words to Catch the wind. They are exactly what I needed. Tom


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: mousethief
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 04:06 PM

Here's one but it says "version II" and I'm not sure what that means.

click

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Oldtimemusic 1@aol.com
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 04:03 PM

Can any one out there help me find the words to: Catch the Wind" by Donovan??

Thanks Tom.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 04:06 AM

TWTWTW or TW3 as it was called.

Didn't Lance do a topical calipso each week ?

And how many comics can you name who first made their name on telly with that show ? (I know my place).

I was there but don't remember all of it.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Lanfranc
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 07:13 PM

Unless I'm much mistaken (which is entirely possible!), the singer on That Was The Week That Was was Lance Percival, not Donovan. There was also Millicent Martin...

You know what they say about the Sixties - "If you can remember them, you weren't there!"


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,mo cairde@aol.com.uk
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 02:13 PM

Donovan is still as good as ever.He did a solo acoustic set @ the '99 Guildford Festival{U.K}.You can strum out a passable rendition of the following:-'mellow yellow', 'colours'and 'there is a mountain'by using:-G,C,@D7


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,rhj
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 01:43 PM

I remember Donovan being on a British TV show, That was the week that was ( If I remember correctly) This show took a satirical look at Britain, and was as cruel as anything I have ever seen since. Donovan used to sing the weeks news. I would say that this is where he did his apprenticeship in sonwriting. He was really the highlight of the show.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 12:46 PM

Just listen to the words, Gary. Then you'll understand why.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Max Tone
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 12:41 PM

Susan, I have liner notes to both "Cosmic Wheels" and "Essence to Essence". Intergalactic Laxative is an old fave from the first of them. I haven't typed up the words, yet, but will get it done soon. I ain't worked out how to post lyrics to the site, yet - any ideas? Rob


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 03:26 AM

Alicat

Thanks so much. I appreciate your efforts.

Take care.

Gary.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Peter T.
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 02:13 PM

If I remember the story correctly, the first time Donovan met Dylan, Donovan played him a new tune which turned out to be Mr Tambourine Man (probably Donovan had ingested it from some background radio or something). How's that for life's embarrassing moments!!! Dylan decided he was a phony from then on (and when Dylan decided something, that was it forever). (This could, of course, be a completely apocryphal story).
God, Season of the Witch, Guinevere. The hours I spent listening to those songs. When I think of the kinds of flower-power outfits I was wearing at the time -- or was it just the drugs???!!!!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 01:51 PM

I would like to thank the person who sent the lyrics of rember the Alamo.

Thanks once again


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Subject: Lyr Add: CELIA OF THE SEALS (Donovan)^^
From: GUEST,ALICAT OF COALTOWN
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 05:00 AM

Hi Gary

As I promised here's Celia of the Seals from Donovan's HMS Donovan Album. Sorry it took more than two days but teaching got in the way. Have asked a friend for the chords but this will take longer is great if you can work out an echo on the chorus of this

Should you wander this land to the north
As few seldom do
Should you follow the song of the gull to Enchanted Western Isle
Coax a fisherman take you out
Where the silky seals are seen
Hear the stories that they tell about
Celia of the seals
She knows just how they feel
Celia of the seals

Chorus
Noinia noinia noinia
noinia noinia nay
Celia of the seals

Seal hunters are not brave and bold
They murder her poor wee seals
And cut of the skins with their souls
Cursed are those who deal
There's no reason for this slaughtering
They are left on the rocks to bleed
It's not a man who does this thing
It's a cruel and heartless deed
Celia of the seals
Celia of the seals
Celia of the seals
Celia of the seals

Chorus

Noinia noinia noinia
noinia noinia nay
Noinia noinia noinia
noinia noinia nay Fade out from around here
Noinia noinia noinia
noinia noinia nay

Celia of the seals
Celia of the seals

Crowhugger can get the chords to Atlantis if you still haven't got them. They are used as a simple background top the poem and as Gary says the refrain is repeated ad inf.

HTML line breaks added. -JoeClone 12-Mar-01.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 11:58 PM

I remember hearing "Season of the Witch" done by, I believe, Vanilla Fudge, on the radio in 1969 or so. I think I remember, in the middle of the acidy part, an announcer-like voice saying, "President Johnson is taking this trip...to make some headlines." Was I dreaming, or did that really happen?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 03:32 AM

I don't know if I dare ask Mbo.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 08:20 AM

Ah, yes, Donovan. "Catch The Wind" is a song that is very dear to my heart.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 05:22 AM

grrrrrr !!!!!!!!

buddhadog, can you get it from that ? I know the chords haven't lined up but if you know the melody you can get it can't you).

If not maybe I can email it to you.

Gary (obviously confused newbie, with no idea ;)


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEASON OF THE WITCH (Donovan)^^
From: GMT
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 05:18 AM

Bugger !! (line breaks Gary, line breaks)

SEASON OF THE WITCH

    A                  D7    A                D7
When I look out my window, many sights to see
A D7 A D7
And when I look in my window, so many diff'rent people to be
A D7 A D7
That it's strange, so strange
A D7
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
A D7
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
A D7
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch, mm
A D7
Must be the season of the witch
A D7
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
A D7
Must be the season of the witch

When I look over my shoulder, what do you think I see ?
Some other cat looking over his shoulder at me
And he's strange, sure he's strange
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch, yeah
Beatniks are out to make it rich, oh no
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch

You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
The rabbits running in the ditch
Beatniks are out to make it rich, oh no
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, ???
When I look out my window, what do you think I see ?
And when I look in my window, so many diff'rent people to be
It's strange, sure it's strange
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch
The rabbits running in the ditch, oh no
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, ???

A : 002220 D7 : X00212

Riff:
E----0-----2-2-2-2
B----2-----1-1-0-1
G----2-----2-2-2-2
D----2-----0-0-0-0
A----0-----0-0-0-0
E----0-----X-X-X-X

Fingers crossed.



HTML 'preformat' commands added. -JoeClone 12-Mar-01.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 05:14 AM

buddahdog,

Here you are. (I hope this works)

SEASON OF THE WITCH
A D7 A D7 When I look out my window, many sights to see A D7 A D7 And when I look in my window, so many diff'rent people to be A D7 A D7 That it's strange, so strange A D7 You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch A D7 You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch A D7 You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch, mm A D7 Must be the season of the witch A D7 Must be the season of the witch, yeah A D7 Must be the season of the witch When I look over my shoulder, what do you think I see ? Some other cat looking over his shoulder at me And he's strange, sure he's strange You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch, yeah Beatniks are out to make it rich, oh no Must be the season of the witch Must be the season of the witch, yeah Must be the season of the witch You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch The rabbits running in the ditch Beatniks are out to make it rich, oh no Must be the season of the witch Must be the season of the witch Must be the season of the witch, ??? When I look out my window, what do you think I see ? And when I look in my window, so many diff'rent people to be It's strange, sure it's strange You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch You've got to pick up ev'ry stitch The rabbits running in the ditch, oh no Must be the season of the witch Must be the season of the witch Must be the season of the witch, ??? A : 002220 D7 : X00212 Riff: E----0-----2-2-2-2 B----2-----1-1-0-1 G----2-----2-2-2-2 D----2-----0-0-0-0 A----0-----0-0-0-0 E----0-----X-X-X-X

Gary


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 04:46 AM

Tony,
Metchosin is right, in general, but this time just click Little tin soldier and you'll find lyrics and chords.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: buddhadog
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 04:00 AM

Me again. Does anyone know the lyrics to Season of the Witch? I remember Donovan singing it, but don't remember the album - late 60's I think. Not even sure if he wrote it - does he only do his own stuff? Someone did a great job of it in the second Blues Bros. movie.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 02:59 AM

"For Little Ones" is the album that has "The Enchanted Gypsy" and "Song of the Naturalist's Wife" and "Epistle to Derroll" etc. -- it is also part one of a two-record set called "A Gift From a Flower to a Garden", and my ginkgo deficiency is preventing me from remembering the name of the second record in the set. The live album (was it called Donovan Live? I don't think so) is, I think, the one with the bird flying over the sand. I'll have to go back to my record collection and straighten it out.
I used to sing "To Try for the Sun" as I'd walk home from the bus stop on cold winter days in Philadelphia. "Our years put together counted thirty"...those were the days. "For Little Ones" started out with the sound of a baby crying. When I first put it on my stereo my mother ran into the room saying "Did I hear a baby?"
When I heard "Catch the Wind" I assumed that Donovan started out by trying to be another Dylan, and then moved on to his own stuff.
I just keep loving the Mudcat. Where else can you talk about this stuff to people who understand?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 01:49 AM

Tony, perhaps you could start a new thread with this request and get more of a response, as right now it is buried here.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Tony Cuckson
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 03:31 PM

Could any one help with the words of the following song which I remember some of but not all. I think it is called Tin Soldier. It starts as follows:-

Once in a town in the black forest a little ?????? toyshop stood An a little tin soldier with only one leg lived in a castle of wood

and so on but I do not recall


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 08:49 AM

Thanks a lot Alicat appreciated.

Crowhugger, Is'nt Atlantis spoken with just the final refrain having a melody (repeated ad inf)? I have the lyrics and chords for this one if they would help.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Crowhugger
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:52 AM

Alicat, you wouldn't happen to have the tune for Atlantis in ABC or do-re-mi, would you? But GMT's request comes first. **BG**


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Alicat of coaltown
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:38 AM

Gary give me two days and Celia of the seals will be here. It,s off the album HMS Donovan. This also contains some other wonderful fairie songs.

Alicat


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: buddhadog
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:05 AM

Hi! I've always sung: Them that crossed over the line was for glory, and the that did not better fly. . . It seems to make good syntactical sense with "Santy" Ana. Thanks for the last two verses, but what is that word after liberty?


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 04:08 AM

Come on folks 'Celia of the Seals'.

Please !!!

Gary


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE INTERGALACTIC LAXATIVE (Donovan)^^
From: Chris/Darwin
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 01:03 AM

Eric, the last verse goes
"fear not little darlin' of dying, if the world be sovereign and free
For we'll fight to the last.."

The Intergalactic laxative was taught to me in the 70's by a mate, and I never knew it was a Donovan song. Here goes:

I was impressed like everyone, when man began to fly
Out of earthly regions to planets in the sky
With total media coverage, we saw the heroes land
As ceremoniously they disturbed the cosmic sand

In awe and admiration we listened to the talk
Such pride felt they, such joy, to be upon the moon to walk
My romantic visions shattered when it was explained to me
Spacemen all wear diapers in which they shit and pee

CH Oh the intergalactic laxative will get you from here to there
Relieve you and believe me without a worry or care
If pooping is your problem when you're out there in the stars
The intergalactic laxative will get you from here to Mars

They don't partake like you and I of beefy burger mush
Their food is specially prepared to dissolve into slush
Absorbed by multi-fibres in their super diaper suit
Otherwise their slush might trickle down inside their boots

You may well ask now what becomes of liquid they consume
A pipe is led from penis head to a unit in the room
The water is re-circulated, filtered for re-use
In case of anti-gravity, pee gets on the loose

Whenever man has conquered, in his quest for frontiers new
I'm glad he's always had to do, the number One and Two
It makes it all so ordinary, just like you and me
To know the greatest heroes, they had to poop and pee

The intergalactic laxative will get you from here to there
For cosmic constipation, there's none that can compare
If pooping is your problem when you're out there in the stars
The intergalactic laxative will get you from here to Mars

Regards
Chris


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Metchosin
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 01:55 PM

Peg, it is "The Enchanted Gypsy" and it is from the album For Little Ones.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Peg
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 01:09 PM

I sing with a group that does a Donovan song I do not know the title of...the chorus goes like this:
Seaweed clings to ruby rings
On the fingers of my lady-o
And the people of the town, they would not look round
To see me go a runnin-o
To follow the path of the gypsy-o.

anyone know the title or which album it is on? peg


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GMT
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 04:03 AM

No net link at home at the mo, so I've come to this late.

I was only playing the Alamo last night a rousing chorus and great to sing.

I saw Donovan a year or so back, he had his daughter singing backup and it was a good evenings entertainment. Made me feel young again (and that's difficult to do).

Does anyone have the chords to Celia of the Seals ? I asked a little while back but no joy.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Bugsy
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 09:22 PM

Amos, In answer to your question, Donovan is still performing and did a tour of Australia a couple of years ago.

Whilst he went on a bit about the old days, did a lot of name dropping and was (I think) a little partonising to the audience, his guitar work is still very solid and his voice is a good as ever.

All in all I enjoyed the show as did my 25year old son who had never seen him before, and knew very little about his music.

Vheers

bugsy


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 08:03 PM

Metchosin, yes that is the song, but there were two albums which included it. I went out years alter and found one which has it but it wasn't the same album as the first. The second one is light blue sky over a sandy coloured land, with a little bird flying across the sky and it is, I think, live.

Donovan is still very much the songwriter/singer. As mentioned before in this thread, his newest CD, "Sutras" is, IMO, superb, not one song on it that I don't love.

If anyone ever find the lyrics to any of the Sutras' songs, please let me know.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: Amos
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:21 PM

Seeking a rhyme for "orange" is a waste of time
Easier to move the orange, to make the rhyme.
'Cuz unless you use sounds foreinge
There ain't no English word that rhymes with orange.
And certainly not dee-range or DOOR hinge!

A


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Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
From: GUEST,Neil Lowe
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:13 PM

I saw him on TV a long time ago, when TV was bold enough to occasionally pander to the counterculture. It was on a venue such as "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," but it wasn't that show. He sat cross-legged in the middle of the stage and played (I think), Wear Your Love Like Heaven. When he was done, the audience threw flowers at him. The same show also aired Arlo Guthrie, who did (I think, again) The City of New Orleans. Arlo also discussed the problem of finding a word that rhymed with "orange." The only word he could think of was "door hinge."

Neil


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