Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
MAG (inactive) Mudcat Campfire - 2 (78* d) RE: Mudcat Campfire - 2 01 Oct 00


Yeats' "Song of the Wandering Aengus" has been getting quite a workout over on "Storytell." All y'all are probably sick of hearing gush over how George Armstrong used to recite it on his WFMT show, "The Wandering Folksong."

and from "Seeing things at Night:"

... but when I go to bed at night,
A-way upstairs,
Mother tells me "Happy Dreams!"
And takes away the light
And leaves me lyin' all alone
And seein' things at night.

Sometimes they're in the corner,
sometimes they're by the door
Sometimes they're all a-standin
In the middle of the floor
and sometimes they're as black as ink,
and sometimes ghostly white -
But color makes no difference when
You're seein' things at night.

... And before night fall a corpse was all
That was left of Sam McGee.

There wasn't a breath in that land of death
as I hurried, horror-driven,
With a corpse half hid that I couldn't get red,
Because of a promise given;
It was lashed to the sleigh, and it seemed to say:
"You may tax your brawn and brains,
But you promised, true, now it's up to you to
Creamate those last remains.

It gets better, as you know.

Sleep Well!

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.