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Thread #58202 Message #920173
Posted By: GUEST,DrWord sans cookie
27-Mar-03 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I'll never get over those blue eyes
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'll never get over those blue eyes
Amos: The 'O Westron Wind(e)' predates Shakepeare by centuries. Perhaps the finest poem of the last millenium.
O westron wind
O westron wind when wilt thou blow
That the small rain down can rain?
Christ! that my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again!
It's even prettier in the muddled anglish. Johnny's song is certainly the one Mel is thinking of, and dear to me as my late brother and I used 2 sing it. AND the rest of you are right that he's conflating it with Bob's tune.
cheers from Oak in the Acorn Labryrinth