Letters from a Hill Farm
I just love some of the lyrics of this song. They hooked me with the "wrens and Robins fighting"...
I love the poetic, literate quality - 'garland' 'panoply' 'barony' - wow! You don't hear those words in many songs. And I find the music achingly beautiful.
I love that "poetic, literate quality" as well, Nan, and have bookmarked the lyrics as they spoke directly to me today, with the wrens making quite a racket for such tiny birds and an almost perfect June day here, in the low 70's - the last for awhile as our temperatures are predicted to climb to three digits by Thursday. Thanks for this little gift of music and words.
Our June day is 60, cloudy, rainy. Blessed, blessed rain. The baby birds all around are getting ready to leave their nests. It will be quieter next month, sadly. I'm so very pleased you liked the song, and took the time to leave a note. We don't have wrens - one year, that's it.
I do so love it.
Ooooh, I love this song (and this band)! I may have to post this clip, as well. Thanks for the reminder to listen to this album, Nan!Sidenote: I used to have the same ski sweater with the rainbow stripes...oh, about 35 years ago! ;)
Amazing about the sweater. She probably got it in a thrift shop. Maybe it is yours!
I have never heard of these singers Nan. I am glad you posted this! Did one of them write a book?
More here about the band:http://decemberists.com/And yes, the singer, Colin Meloy wrote Wildwood, which I'm reading right now. His wife Carson Ellis illustrated it. More here, including videos:http://www.wildwoodchronicles.com/
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.