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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Alphabet of Songs 'B'

Dear Diary,

Here is the next song as promised in my last post. I did like the suggestions given, Bird on a Wire, Beautiful Day and Blackbird but in the end I picked a very old favourite of mine.

Well I promised a ‘B’ and there are two in this one. Another beautiful song with great lyrics sung by the great singer, Emmylou Harris. Boulder to Birmingham.

The lyrics follow below.





Boulder to Birmingham


I don't want to hear a love song
I got on this airplane just to fly
And I know there's life below
But all that it can show me
Is the prairie and the sky
And I don't want to hear a sad story
Full of heartbreak and desire
The last time I felt like this
It was in the wilderness and the canyon was on fire
And I stood on the mountain in the night and I watched it burn
I watched it burn, I watched it burn.
I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace.
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If I thought I could see, I could see your face.
Well you really got me this time
And the hardest part is knowing I'll survive.
I have come to listen for the sound
Of the trucks as they move down
Out on ninety five
And pretend that it's the ocean
coming down to wash me clean, to wash me clean
Baby do you know what I mean
I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace.
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If I thought I could see, I could see your face.

I hope you liked 'B'.

Any suggestions for a 'C' song?

Let me know.
Bye for now,
Go mbeannai Dia duit,
Cait

7 comments:

Pondside said...

Another favorite! Have you seen Emmylou on TV lately? I saw and heard her one night this past winter - she is wonderful.
How about 'Calling all Angels' for your c song?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well, you can never go wrong with Emmylou. Let's see for "C".... for myself it would have to be Caledonia. That's pretty much the song of my heart.

Or perhaps, Catch The Wind by Donovan.

ds said...

Gotta love that Emmylou. Thanks for sharing this song--I hadn't heard it before. Can't wait for "C"...

Frances said...

Cait, this is such fun! Emmylou Harris is a wonderful writer and performer. I am lucky to have seen her perform a time or two over the years.

And ... on to C. How about "Come Dancing" by the Kinks? If you don't chose Waterloo Sunset at W time, there will be trouble!

xo

Cottage Garden said...

I think we may share the same eclectic taste in music Cait - another wonderful track.

This is such a fun idea!
How about 'Cecilia' by Simon & Garfunkel or 'Clocks' by Coldplay for your 'c' song?

Jeanne x

Brandy said...

Love Emmylou, but have never heard this song. Thanks! Loved the "Cecilia" suggestion for "C" or "Chiquitita" by Abba or "Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones. I could go on and on. I'm sure whatever you pick will be lovely.

CAMILLA said...

Hello Cait,

Love Emmylou song had not heard that before, really lovely.

Love Catch the Wind by Donovan as has already been mentioned.
Another maybe is California Dreamin by Mama's Papa's.

xx