get high Llamas....period music
Rose
Posted 9/3/2008 2:34 AM (#9944)
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the van was shaking and the driver was sick
the apples in the back were a present from the parish
i was holding on to every word that he said
the stories that he told made me wish i was dead

there hasn't been a tune since the Beatles went weird
the country we were in, it was heading for the horrors
find yourself a fiddle and a girl that can play
the sound of John McCormack, is the sound of today, the sound of today

in the falling rain i stood, the Irish cowboys chopping wood
and daring donkeys dancing in the fields

looking for a horsey in a one horse town
met up with the boys so i offered tea and flowers
drinking gin and tonic in the bicycle shop
dying as a drinker is the only way to stop

in the falling rain i stood, the Irish cowboys chopping wood
and daring donkeys dancing in the fields

wear your pride without a hood
like Irish cowboys chopping wood
and daring donkeys dancing in the fields

i became a preacher just an hour ago
gathered up my thoughts and i threw them in the bucket
if i catch you smiling, then you know it's your last
if i catch you smiling, say goodbye to the past, 'cause you know it's your last

in the falling rain I stood, the Irish cowboys chopping wood
and daring donkeys dancing in the fields

wear your pride without a hood
like Irish cowboys chopping wood
and daring donkeys dancing in the fields

THIS MADE THE OWL LAUGH...

Edited by Rose 9/3/2008 2:35 AM
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/3/2008 4:02 PM (#9953 - in reply to #9944)
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Who wrote this please Rose ?

I get confused between Andean Lamas, Tibetan Llamas, and Lamasstide (as in Romeo and Juliet, and an olde English ballad)

xxx

Laughing owls, goodness me indeed; next we'll have Peruvian bears getting lost in Paddington with no honey, no trees to climb, and Piglets lost again in the rising waters !! xx

Where is Kanga, where is Roo, where is Tigger-ly, true, o true, o true xx ?
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mruppert
Posted 9/4/2008 5:55 PM (#9967 - in reply to #9944)
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P....Uuuhhhh....aul.....Rosebud told you....The High Llamas!

Luv'in Spoonful,

Mart and KrazyKats, Luckster, Popstar, and Sisselstick

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Rose
Posted 9/4/2008 7:47 PM (#9970 - in reply to #9953)
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Paul, the High Llamas...don't know who they are but when I was searching for the lyrics "kinda hush" I found this and the words were so....shall we say "creative", maybe even "boundless". It just made me laugh!

Love, light and peace to you!
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Rose
Posted 9/4/2008 7:50 PM (#9971 - in reply to #9967)
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Hello Marty!

Glad to see you hear enjoying the high llamas...

Love, Light and Peace to you!
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mruppert
Posted 9/4/2008 8:39 PM (#9973 - in reply to #9971)
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Hi Rose-In-Spanish-Harlem:

     I had heard the High Llamas some time ago....the cd was something about Santa Barbara..I think.

     I was a little surprised that Paul, Prince of Peas, didn't pick up on Kinda Hush, afterall the lads were (are) his countrymen, innit? Paul, were ya havin a kip, or sommink?

    Oh, and tonight's namesake, a song written by Phil Spector and recorded originally by the Drifters:

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose
up in Spanish Harlem
It is a special one
It’s never seen the sun
It only comes up when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are shiny
It’s growing in the street
Up through the concrete
sweet and darling


There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal
That touch down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I’m going to to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows
In my garden

Peace and Love,

Marty and Frou-Frou Furcoats, Lucky, Poppy, and Sissy




I’m going to to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows
In my garden.

(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)
There is a rose in Spanish


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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 6:19 AM (#9984 - in reply to #9973)
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Thanks Marty and Rose; I didn;t assume the thread title was the name of authorship Marty (we know what happens when we ass-ume, so i have tried to forswear that practice) ..

... as for kind of hush, if you check back you will see that I quoted the first verse from memory, which seemed sufficient at that point ... it was nice of Rose to track it down (track it down ! ha ha) .... I had a sense it was an English group, but didn't mind if the Carpenters wanted to lay claim to its fame and since I couldn't remember the English group in question, simply 'Let it be' ... my musical tastes in that era were always more towards the progressive underground, hence Jethro Tull, Mott the Hoople, early King Crimson, Pentangle etc

.... not sleeping, more meditating !

Have we yet had Rabbie Burns' Rose ?:


A Red Red Rose a poem by Robert Burns


O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.

(English translation available on request !)





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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 6:55 AM (#9986 - in reply to #9973)
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And just to prove I am paying attention Sir Marty Arte del Felix, here is the old English ballad that I associated to when I saw llamas ...

Ballad from: Child, vol. vi (collected by Sir Walter Scott)

THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE

It fell about the Lammas tide,
When the muir-men win their hay,
The doughty Douglas bound him to ride
Into England, to drive a prey.

2. He chose the Gordons and the Graemes,
With them the Lindesays, light and gay;
But the Jardines wald nor with him ride,
And they rue it to this day.

3. And he has burn'd the dales of Tyne,
And part of Bambrough shire:
And three good towers on Reidswire fells,
He left them all on fire.

4. And he march'd up to Newcastle,
And rode it round about:
"O wha's the lord of this castle?
Or wha's the lady o't ?"

5. But up spake proud Lord Percy then,
And O but he spake hie!
"I am the lord of this castle,
My wife's the lady gaye."

6. "If thou'rt the lord of this castle,
Sae weel it pleases me!
For, ere I cross the Border fells,
The tane of us sall die."

7. He took a lang spear in his hand,
Shod with the metal free,
And for to meet the Douglas there,
He rode right furiouslie.

8. But O how pale his lady look'd,
Frae aff the castle wa',
When down, before the Scottish spear,
She saw proud Percy fa'.

9. "Had we twa been upon the green,
And never an eye to see,
I wad hae had you, flesh and fell;
But your sword sall gae wi' mee."

10. "But gae ye up to Otterbourne,
And wait there dayis three;
And, if I come not ere three day is end,
A fause knight ca' ye me."

11. "The Otterbourne's a bonnie burn;
'Tis pleasant there to be;
But there is nought at Otterbourne,
To feed my men and me.

12. "The deer rins wild on hill and dale,
The birds fly wild from tree to tree;
But there is neither bread nor kale,
To feed my men and me.

13. "Yet I will stay it Otterbourne,
Where you shall welcome be;
And, if ye come not at three day is end,
A fause lord I'll ca' thee."

14. "Thither will I come," proud Percy said,
"By the might of Our Ladye!" -
"There will I bide thee," said the Douglas,
"My troth I plight to thee."

15. They lighted high on Otterbourne,
Upon the bent sae brown;
They lighted high on Otterbourne,
And threw their pallions down.

16. And he that had a bonnie boy,
Sent out his horse to grass,
And he that had not a bonnie boy,
His ain servant he was.

17. But up then spake a little page,
Before the peep of dawn:
"O waken ye, waken ye, my good lord,
For Percy's hard at hand."

18. "Ye lie, ye lie, ye liar loud!
Sae loud I hear ye lie;
For Percy had not men yestreen,
To fight my men and me.

19. "But I have dream'd a dreary dream,
Beyond the Isle of Skye;
I saw a dead man win a fight,
And I think that man was I."

20. He belted on his guid braid sword,
And to the field he ran;
But he forgot the helmet good,
That should have kept his brain.

21. When Percy wi the Douglas met,
I wat he was fu fain!
They swakked their swords, till sair they swat,
And the blood ran down like rain.

22. But Percy with his good broad sword,
That could so sharply wound,
Has wounded Douglas on the brow,
Till he fell to the ground.

23. Then he calld on his little foot-page,
And said - "Run speedilie,
And fetch my ain dear sister's son,
Sir Hugh Montgomery.

24. "My nephew good," the Douglas said,
"What recks the death of ane!
Last night I dreamd a dreary dream,
And I ken the day's thy ain.

25. "My wound is deep; I fain would sleep;
Take thou the vanguard of the three,
And hide me by the braken bush,
That grows on yonder lilye lee.

26. "O bury me by the braken-bush,
Beneath the blooming brier;
Let never living mortal ken
That ere a kindly Scot lies here."

27. He lifted up that noble lord,
Wi the saut tear in his e'e;
He hid him in the braken bush,
That his merrie men might not see.

28. The moon was clear, the day drew near,
The spears in flinders flew,
But mony a gallant Englishman
Ere day the Scotsmen slew.

29. The Gordons good, in English blood,
They steepd their hose and shoon;
The Lindesays flew like fire about,
Till all the fray was done.

30. The Percy and Montgomery met,
That either of other were fain;
They swapped swords, and they twa swat,
And aye the blood ran down between.

31. "Yield thee, now yield thee, Percy," he said,
"Or else I vow I'll lay thee low!"
"To whom must I yield," quoth Earl Percy,
"Now that I see it must be so ?"

32. "Thou shalt not yield to lord nor loun,
Nor yet shalt thou yield to me;
But yield thee to the braken-bush,
That grows upon yon lilye lee!"

33. "I will not yield to a braken-bush,
Nor yet will I yield to a brier;
But I would yield to Earl Douglas,
Or Sir Hugh the Montgomery, if he were here."

34. As soon as he knew it was Montgomery,
He stuck his sword's point in the gronde;
The Montgomery was a courteous knight,
And quickly took him by the honde.

35. This deed was done at Otterbourne,
About the breaking of the day;
Earl Douglas was buried at the braken bush,
And the Percy led captive away.

[Otterbourne being a place on the English Scots border country; Lammastide being 1 August - see new thread on Wiccan Calender!]

http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/scottish/itfellab.htm

and the internet link to the Rabbie Burns verse can be found at the following:

http://www.love-poems.me.uk/burns_a_red_red_rose_l.htm



Edited by Paul Joseph 9/5/2008 7:18 AM
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mruppert
Posted 9/5/2008 9:36 PM (#9999 - in reply to #9944)
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OMG...Pauly...Pentangle!!!!!!!

If memory serves, which oft it doesn't, they had a song in the movie "Midnight Cowboy" with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. It was during the scene where Jon and Dustin went to the party and toked some mj, with the chick in the fur coat....whose name I don't remember as I didn't think she was all that hot.....hang on....I'll IMDB it..........................back...it was Brenda Vaccaro. Sylvia Miles was in the flic, and I always liked her.

I have the song on a compilation album, and I haven't been able to play it in years.....no turntable that works reliably. One remaining that drops the needle like an axe!

P&L,

Marty and Singsong Catstrings, Lucky, Poppy and Sissygirl

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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/6/2008 5:18 AM (#10010 - in reply to #9999)
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Don't know which song. Their 'Take Five' was their biggest hit of the day, i think

Doh ! Am asleep now - Take 5 was Dave Brubeck (I think) - Light Flight was the Pentangle one I was thinking of - here it is on You Tube

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gCN9-Jnfg

For me, kind of 'wow' music ! Enjoy

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Rose
Posted 9/7/2008 3:50 PM (#10050 - in reply to #10010)
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That's a song Paul? Marty said it was in a movie?

Reads like an historical Ballad of sort. Wish I could hear that put to music if it is.....
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 3:59 PM (#10053 - in reply to #10050)
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Sorry for my confusion Rose, the Ballad of Otterbourne is a very old ballad, dating back to gruesome historical events as you will see in the e-link (13 century, or maybe not quite so old); there may be a tune, but I do not know it, though it may be found via deeper researches.

I think Marty was referring to an English folk group, Pentangle (on the You Tube vid), whose song was, so Marty says, in Midnight Cowboy (I cannot remember, but am only guessing it might have been Light Flight, the You Tube song, as that was their first and biggest hit, coming out at about the same time as Midnight Cowboy).

I was just indulging in the free association of ideas and playing with connections, some of which may have resonated and some not !!

Namaste
Paul
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mruppert
Posted 9/7/2008 11:49 PM (#10067 - in reply to #9944)
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Oh no! To solve the puzzle I went through four boxes of vinyl albums, which should have been in alpha order...but ARE NOT! I didn't even get to the compilation batch, which must be in another room since there is no room in the room that I have most of the albums. I am determined to find it, though, and all will be sorted out properly!

And yes, PJay.....I came across Ian.........and my fav, Aqualung! But the most telling Tull song for me is:

"Hymn 43"

Oh father high in heaven -- smile down upon your son
whose busy with his money games -- his women and his gun.
Oh Jesus save me!
And the unsung Western hero killed an Indian or three
and made his name in Hollywood
to set the white man free.
Oh Jesus save me!
If Jesus saves -- well, He'd better save Himself
from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.
Oh Jesus save me!
I saw him in the city and on the mountains of the moon --
His cross was rather bloody --
He could hardly roll His stone.
Oh Jesus save me!



Funny, as I just wrote this.....Mike Oldfields' "Tubular Bells" came on a show I listen to, called Echoes. "Tubular Bells" is more popularly known as the theme of the movie "The Exorcist".

In Peace,

"His cross was rather bloody"

Marty, member of the Rose Cross, AMORC, and avatars, Lucky, Poppy and Sissssss

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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/11/2008 9:09 AM (#10132 - in reply to #9944)
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Re: Tubular Bells

In the 1970s I worked in a night shelter for homeless young people in the crypt of an old church in London's West End ... I did not go to the cinema much and had never seen The Exorcist, so just thought that the reason so many of our guests wanted to listen to that tune on the 'record player' as it was then, was because they liked the tune ... I liked it too, but in retrospect the associations to playing that tune over and over again in a crypt, when no doubt some would have associated it to The Exorcist, struck me as not without meaning !
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Rose
Posted 9/16/2008 7:01 AM (#10236 - in reply to #10067)
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Marty, I didn't know this...this is interesting...Thanks for sharing that information!!!
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