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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Friday Music: Of Melodies Pure and True…


Poetry, one of my first loves, has a certain power based in the paring down and molding of words into beautiful statements. Of course these beautiful statements can be expressed in many ways – some deal with love, others with nature or philosophy, and still others with depression and pain. In my case, it is (more often than not) the latter that holds my interest.

In this and many other things my wife is my direct opposite. Nasty, brutish, and short “just ain’t in it” for her. It has been my distinct blessing to discover, through her persistence, some beautiful things that seem to glow with joy and yet remain compelling to me.

“Three Little Birds”

“Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right! “Rise up this mornin’,
Smile with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou: “)Singin’: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right! “Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou: ”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don’t worry! ”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing” – I won’t worry!
“‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right” – I won’t worry!
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

One comment on “Friday Music: Of Melodies Pure and True…

  1. Thom Hickey
    July 27, 2014

    Thanks. Pleased to have discovered your blog and I’m sure to drop by again.regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).

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