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Thread #55150   Message #873136
Posted By: Genie
23-Jan-03 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Plum: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Plum: Gently Down The Stream Of Time

5.  Gently Down The Stream Of Time   (trad.)   - Kendall (Morse) - vocals & instrumentals

I moved these liner notes  to the composite, but before I corrected the lyrics, this is how one line read:

"...Over all that golden shore fauns unseen are chanting low.
Strains we loved in days of yore,  Memories of long ago, ...  .."  (boldface added)

It's that wonderful down-Eastern accent of Kendall's that threw Ebbie (who transcribed the song) and me (at least the first 5 or 6 times I heard the song) off!   I kind of wondered why there was a reference to "fauns" over on the other shore.  Finally, listening to the song for the 7th or 8th time, I heard the word as "forms" -- or, in Maine-ese, "fawms!"  Now that makes sense!