Mudcat Café message #45114 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7176   Message #45114
Posted By: Wolfgang
12-Nov-98 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: The Fureys and Davey Arthur
Subject: Lyr Add: OCTOBER SONG (Robin Williamson)
You're to blame, Trish (honestly: I looked for Tara hill, but with no success), that I saw again my claim I could provide October Song. Here it is:

October Song
(Words and Music: Robin Williamson, then with the Incredible String Band)

1. I'll sing you this October song,
oh, there is no song before it.
The words and tune are none of my own,
for my joys and sorrows bore it.
Beside the sea. The brambly briars
in the still of evening,
birds fly out behind the sun,
and with them I'll be leaving.

2. The fallen leaves that jewel the ground,
they know the art of dying,
and leave with joy their glad gold hearts,
in the scarlet shadows lying.
When hunger calls my footsteps home,
the morning follows after,
I swim the seas within my mind,
and the pine-trees love green laughter.

3. I used to search for happiness,
and I used to follow pleasure,
but I found a door behind my mind,
and that's the greatest treasure.
For rulers like to lay down laws,
and rebels like to break them,
and the poor priests like to walk in chains,
and God likes to forsake them.

4. I met a man whose name was Time,
and he said: "I must be going,"
but just how long ago that was,
I have no way of knowing.
Sometimes I want to murder time,
sometimes when my heart's aching,
but mostly I just stroll along,
the path that he is taking.

Has been recorded by more than one folk group