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    I have to admit, Puff The Magic Dragon was my first thought too. But instead, here's a song I first heard about 35 years ago in a folk club, sung by a young Martin Simpson. It was written by Anne Lister, a songwriter and story teller.

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    A conversation between two ravens.
    Was this the first ecological and environmental poem ever written:-)
    Birds that are black are rather ominous just ask Alfred or Edgar.

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    Here we have a song steeped in norse mythology and tales of epic battles.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep1 View Post
    So far I can only come up with ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    I have to admit, Puff The Magic Dragon was my first thought too.
    Someone needs to do it, so bring it on.
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    Season 400. Submission 1. "Tin Angel" (Written and recorded by Joni Mitchell on her Clouds album in 1969)

    Geoff, many thanks for your hosting this special 400th Season and offering the perfect theme for it. When I first joined the Seasons, I was in awe of the Seasonistas, all of whom were legends to me. You were very much an inspiration to me, as a result of your great understanding of folk music, which I love so much.

    While I, too, thought of "Puff," a fine fine bring for this week, I went in a slightly different different direction. I thought of the songwriting legend herself - Joni Mitchell. And so I bring one of her songs which I've always loved. And guess what? It mentions "wizardry" and "a castle." Someone once said we are all believers in the myths of our lives. For me, Joni has been a great explorer of those myths and the legends we create around them.

    Happy 400th, everyone!


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    One of my favorite urban legends is the one about the disappearing place. A lonely traveler on some isolated road comes across some place of business out in the middle of nowhere. This place seems to almost always be a bar or tavern or cafe or something of that ilk. He has a strange experience there, and when he goes back to try and find it again later, it's not there. This is a country song that uses this legend.

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    Oddly enough, this is my second entry out of my last four from the same side of the same album, Stage Fright by The Band. Hope you enjoy it - it's a good tale.


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    Sorry for interruption - Season 399 wrap is now posted. Thank you, and back to myths and legends.

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