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Chocolate Pi Proverb about singing (74* d) RE: Proverb about singing 08 May 00

Mrrzy: Emma Goldman, turn-of-the century American (born in Russia, deported from the US several times) feminist and anarchist.

more quotations:
various people quoted as saying something along the lines of "give me the making of a country's songs and I will control the making of its laws" (isn't this the epigraph in "Songs that Changed the World"?)
Anything too silly to be spoken can be sung (Voltaire or Beaumarchais or someone; quoted by Shaw in Man and Superman)
"All things shall perish from under the sky
Music alone shall live, music alone shall live, music alone shall live
Never to die"

"A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision onde I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me
That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!"
Coleridge, Kubla Khan

"Now shall my inward joys arise and burst into a song." Africa, Sacred Harp 178

Chocolate Pi

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