John Donne – Song’- poem

John Donne - Song'- poem

rnaudioproductions for Song’- poem by John Donne 1573–1631 GO and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil’s foot; Teach me to hear mermaids singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind. If thou be’st born to strange sights, Things invisible to see, Ride ten thousand days and nights Till Age snow white hairs on thee; Thou, when thou return’st, wilt tell me All strange wonders that befell thee, And swear No where Lives a woman true and fair. If thou find’st one, let me know; Such a pilgrimage were sweet. Yet do not; I would not go, Though at next door we might meet. Though she were true when you met her, And last till you write your letter, Yet she Will be False, ere I come, to two or three. Audio created by Robert Nichol AudioProductions London All rights reserved rnaudioproductions for mp3 ipod download audio book audiobooks

Starts at 0:08. Not sure why! haha sorry about that. I do not own copyrights to this material. From Van Morrison’s 1983 album, Inarticulate Speech of the Heart.
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19 thoughts on “John Donne – Song’- poem

  1. I’m performing this piece for a English project. Makes since, my woman isn’t very fair, she’s about to leave me.

  2. It was probably the Live at The Grand Opera House, Belfast album, 1984. Can’t be 73 anyway as the song dates from 83.

  3. I have that one too, I have many vinyl and buy every one of his that comes out and he is the so original and seems to be exploring all music now saw him in person! Rare!

  4. I much prefer the “Live at the Grand Opera…” version to this. It’s rawer & more dynamic. This version is a bit over-produced & lifeless in comparison.

  5. This is not only a song,, It is a masterpiece, Rave on John Donne,  Van Morrison is the John Donne of our time.. Rave On.. Rave on….

  6. Yep, this studio version strikes me as simple, pure, profound. Always loved it. And I love the way it keeps moving up a gear, climaxing in that brilliant sax crescendo at the end. I only heard the live version once – about 15 years ago – and can’t quite remember which one it was. Probably 1973, but can’t be sure.

  7. Are you talking about greece 1986? If so, try ‘It’s Too Late To Stop Now’ recorded inLos Angeles and London in 1973.

  8. I have to agree with that. The live version is not particularly good. Van sounds embarrassed and seems to rush through it, mumbling and mucking up the lines. The studio version sounds far more powerful.

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