The Harvest of the Moon by Steeleye Span

This is just a lovely, mellow tune.

 

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Walking Song by Kate and Anna McGarrigle

An ode to walking with one’s love:

 

Stan Rogers: At Last I’m Ready for Christmas

I couldn’t find Stan singing his song but I did find a good singer: Bruce Davies sings Stan Rogers.

Lyrics:

Last Boxing Day the wife went out the “White Sales” for to see,
In trunk-load lots bought half-price paper and tinsel for the tree.
I packed it up for use this year in a box I marked so plain.
That stuff would sure be handy now, but it’s never been seen again!

Chorus:
At last I’m ready for Christmas, I’ve even finished the tree,
At last I’m ready for Christmas, like I thought I’d never be!
With my feet propped up by a good hot fire and a matching inside glow;
At last I’m ready for Christmas, with nearly two hours to go!

We swore this year we’d start off early, no need to rush around;
The intention was to start in August when the prices still were down!
But it was dentist-this and new-bike-that and the money melts away;
So I had to wait for Christmas bonus and did it all yesterday!
Chorus: At last…

We must be fools, just look at that pile: you can hardly see the tree!
We said this year we’d keep things simple, then did our usual spree.
But it feels so good when the kids go nuts! It’s worth the toil and strain.
These kids are only this young once and they’ll never be so again.

At last I’m ready for Christmas, I’ve even finished the tree,
At last I’m ready for Christmas, like I thought I’d never be!
With my feet propped up by a good hot fire and a matching inside glow;
At last I’m ready for Christmas, with nearly two hours to go!

Sting: Love is the Seventh Wave

Here’s a beautiful video of waves, surfers, and sea life, with Sting singing “Love is the Seventh Wave.”

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart

This is a song written by Stan Rogers. It’s also the name of a musical that celebrates his work.

Here’s just the chorus:

Put your life on the line,
Give your hand and pledge your time
To the love whose lips inflame you like some ancient and golden wine;
And to all it’s a start
In fulfilling greatest needs in part,
For in whatever we dream of what we some day want to be
It’s a matter of heart.

Gerry Rafferty: Right Down the Line

Musician Gerry Rafferty has died. This is probably his most famous song.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Canon

The  Trans-Siberian Orchestra came to town this month but they sold out in a flash! Here’s their Christmas Canon.