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Thread #141958 Message #3270133
Posted By: Stewie
07-Dec-11 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Angel Gabriel From God Was Sent
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Angel Gabriel From God Was Sent
Thanks, Q. I was thinking the lyrics were a little too domestic and corny; it may well be a relatively recent composition as you imply. The brio of the tune, however, covers a multitude of sins. In respect of the homely lyrics, I am reminded of what Walt Whitman wrote somewhere: 'No one will get at my verses who views them as an artistic performance - the word of my book nothing, the drift of it everything'.