The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12288   Message #187992
Posted By: Mark Cohen
02-Mar-00 - 02:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr req/ADD: Songs by Donovan
Subject: RE: Songs by Donovan
"For Little Ones" is the album that has "The Enchanted Gypsy" and "Song of the Naturalist's Wife" and "Epistle to Derroll" etc. -- it is also part one of a two-record set called "A Gift From a Flower to a Garden", and my ginkgo deficiency is preventing me from remembering the name of the second record in the set. The live album (was it called Donovan Live? I don't think so) is, I think, the one with the bird flying over the sand. I'll have to go back to my record collection and straighten it out.
I used to sing "To Try for the Sun" as I'd walk home from the bus stop on cold winter days in Philadelphia. "Our years put together counted thirty"...those were the days. "For Little Ones" started out with the sound of a baby crying. When I first put it on my stereo my mother ran into the room saying "Did I hear a baby?"
When I heard "Catch the Wind" I assumed that Donovan started out by trying to be another Dylan, and then moved on to his own stuff.
I just keep loving the Mudcat. Where else can you talk about this stuff to people who understand?