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Fairport: Sense or nonsense?

beeliner 14 Sep 11 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,guest 14 Sep 11 - 06:21 AM
Ross 14 Sep 11 - 06:53 AM
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Subject: Fairport: Sense or nonsense?
From: beeliner
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 03:57 AM

I consider myself a major Fairport Convention fan. I have LP's, cassette tapes, CD's, live performances on DVD, etc.

I have never been able to gleen anything meaningful from the lyrics of "Now Be Thankful" or "Sloth". The songs, while pleasant listening, seem to be complete nonsense.

Am I, a non-brit, missing something here?


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Subject: RE: Fairport: Sense or nonsense?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 06:21 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=184RIAEDugA


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Subject: RE: Fairport: Sense or nonsense?
From: Ross
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 06:53 AM

'Now be Thanful' is supposedly a veiled attack on the Christian Church/Christianity

The verses refer to the tortures meted out by the inquisition and the idea of what a strange notion confession/punishment were/are

And the chorus refers to the fact that you don't need to thank anybody or build a cathedral to appreciate the suffering - when it shows in a rose etc

Wasn't it when everybody was looking east for inspiration/faith; islamic art etc in the hippy days

Great tune by Swarbrik


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