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Minstrel of the Dawn

 
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Minstrel of the Dawn



Joined: 28 Aug 2013
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Location: With the one I love

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Minstrel of the Dawn Reply with quote

Thought I'd post the inspiration for my username. Very Happy

https://youtu.be/ZWepDkLdamc

"Minstrel Of The Dawn"
Gordon Lightfoot

The minstrel of the dawn is here
To make you laugh and bend your ear
Up the steps you'll hear him climb
All full of thoughts, all full of rhymes
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings
The minstrel of the dawn is he
Not too wise but oh so free
He'll talk of life out on the street
He'll play it sad and say it sweet
Look into his shining face
Of lonelines you'll always find a trace
Just like me and you
He's tryin' to get into things
More happy than blue

A minstrel of the changin' tide
He'll ask for nothing but his pride
Just sit him down upon that chair
Go fetch some wine and set it there
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings

A minstrel of the dawn is near
Just like a step 'n fetchit here
He's like an old time troubador
Just wanting life and nothing more
Look into his shining eyes
And if you see a ghost don't be surprised
Like me and you
He's tryin' to get into things
More happy than blue

The minstrel boy will understand
He holds a promise in his hand
He talks of better days ahead
And by his words your fortune's read
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings

The minstrel of the dawn is gone
I hope he'll call before too long
And if you meet him you must be
The victim of his minstrelsy
He'll sing for you a song
The minstrel of the dawn


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Jessica A



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Location: California

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Minstrel of the Dawn Reply with quote

Very poetic song. Very Gordon Lightfoot. Not my favorite, mind you, but up there with If I could, Ribbon of Darkness and a few others. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: Minstrel of the Dawn Reply with quote

Jessica A wrote:
Very poetic song. Very Gordon Lightfoot. Not my favorite, mind you, but up there with If I could, Ribbon of Darkness and a few others. Very Happy

I didn't know this song, "Minstrel of the Dawn". Thanks for posting it, AV Minstrel!

"If I could" is one of the most beautiful love songs around, IMO. Hearts

Music If I could sing like the poets and kings of this world
If I could rise like the wind or the tides of the sea
I would sing you to sleep my love with sweet melody
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If I could speak with the tongues of the masters of old
If I could tame all the fleeting perceptions I hold Music
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