20 September 2016

Singalong

Let's have a song. Dogwood Rose performed it last weekend. Turn up your sound. It's by Stephin Merritt of American indie band Magnetic Fields but here it is performed by the old Genesis frontman -  Peter Gabriel:-

The book of love is long and boring 
No one can lift the damn thing 
It's full of charts and facts and figures 
And instructions for dancing 
But I, I love it when you read to me 
And you, you can read me anything 

The book of love has music in it 
In fact that's where music comes from 
Some of it is just transcendental 
Some of it is just really dumb 
But I, I love it when you sing to me 
And you, you can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring 
And written very long ago 
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes 
And things we're all too young to know 
But I, I love it when you give me things 
And you, you ought to give me wedding rings 
I, I love it when you give me things 
And you, you ought to give me wedding rings.

27 comments:

  1. A song that I haven't heard before…beautiful. It reminds me a little of Leonard Cohen, who I have always loved! I have sometimes come to your blog via JG, or maybe Weaver, and am looking for a new regular person to get to know……I like varied posts and regular posts and you might be stuck with me for a while!

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    1. Welcome Frances. It is a quirky, haunting song isn't it? By the way, my daughter is also called Frances.

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    2. Oh, Francis, you will love getting to know our Mr Pudding. His posts are as varied as the world. Indeed, some posts are from exotic places around the world!

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    3. Tut tut Mama Bear, you have committed a cardinal sin in the eyes of all women called Frances! FrancIs with an "i" is the male spelling - as in Francis Ford Coppola.

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    4. OMG! So sorry, Frances. Horrible blunder. Oh, Frances, with an "e", I forgot to tell you that our lovely host is a stickler for grammer and spelling. Also, his one fault that I can see is that he is not too terribly fond of the canine species. But other than that he is a wonderful bloke!!

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    5. I am also a bit of a stickler for grammar etc, though I don't always get it right myself.You are in good company as the delightful John Gray always spells my name wrong on the occasional reply to my comments.

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  2. Heads up to Frances (either one): Yorkshire Pudding is not a regular person.

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    1. I beg to differ. Without going into detail, my toilet habits are very regular. I but it down to a fibre rich diet.

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  3. YP sometimes somehow sentimental ;-) I like that! Would like to hear Dogwood Rose's cover version of the song.

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    1. You will have to fly over from Germany for one of their gigs.

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  4. Really enjoyed listening to that, although it's a new one to me.

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    1. It is an odd song isn't it Jenny? I have been humming it all week.

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  5. My son was a Genesis fan when he lived at home many moons ago - I got sick to death of hearing them.

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    1. He should have bought you some earplugs for Christmas.

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  6. You were in one of my dreams last night. I remember thinking you looked like a thinner version of Stephen Fry.

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    1. I hope that I behaved myself in your dreams Jennifer. When I get into young ladies' dreams I can be quite ungentlemanly.

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  7. The song is a long and as boring as the book of love!!!

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    1. You might need your ears syringing Lee.

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    2. Nope...just an individual taste...and perhaps also the mood I'm in today, yesterday and the day before. Who knows?

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  8. I agree with Frances, he reminds me of Leonard Cohen too.
    My second name is Frances, BTW.

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    1. Frances is actually my middle name too. My maternal Grandfather was Harold Francis, my mother was Grace Frances and thus I also received the name. What a lot of Franceses ( that can't be right!!) we are.

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    2. Thankfully, you're not French!

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  9. My second name is Frances, too, Helsie! :)

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    1. This blog seems to be attracting a lot of Franceses. I feel like fisherman.

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    2. It's the lure of Yorkshire pudding, Yorkie...that's the bait!

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  10. What a delightful introduction to your blog…..lots of people" talking" to me.
    Regards to your daughter, (she will be a lot younger than me). I am looking forward to getting to know your particular group of commenters and of course yourself.

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    1. Oh and I meant to tell you that I also volunteer in an Oxfam shop. I will be strolling down at lunchtime today.

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