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Who's heard Little Richard sing "Shake a Hand"?

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    Glad you liked the video.
    Disappointed in your *normally* good taste in singer/songwriters, though.
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    I watched Tull at the arena at WSU in Pullman, Washington. Great show.

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    The spiritual voice of a generation.
    "And I heard Mahalia Jackson's voice coming though the either."
    Van Morrison



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    Farm machinery are our friends!
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    Join the Club! LOL
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    Cool! Never saw them live, for shame. At 2:09 in "Farm on the Freeway" there's a very interesting "cloverleaf" of train tracks. Highly doubt that picture is from the US. We just don't care about trains. Maybe because except for ships they are the most efficient way to carry cargo? Thanks for posting this, PPM!
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    She is certainly a great artist.
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    You Betcha- George! My pleasure. He Had Though I thought Youngblood was a strange choise.as a partner!
    I knew I had screwed up some where T name wasnt youngblood but jackson Brown

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    I've liked this Jackson Browne song for a long time. I didn't know he was 70. Argh, can't say I'm much younger! Thank you for posting this one PPM!
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    Pretty durn amazing song. Mr Morrison is in a class of his very own!
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    I understand your point of view, it's no doubt held by many, after all she IS an artist.

    But she also influenced the leaders of her peoples civil rights movement in ways that only the faithful can understand. For them she was the heavenly choir and she carried Gods promise of redemption into every church she sang in.

    While all else oppressed them, she liberated them, freed them to believe they might know God.
    Once a people grasp that, there is little to nothing that can stop them.

    Her voice carries my prayers to heaven for me. As it is HER voice, I have some confidence they will be heard.

    We can not afford to forget that Racism lives only in white churches
    Though by no means all white churches.

    Christ risen lives in black Churches. Though by no means Black churches alone.
    ( I have yet to hear a Black minister preaching hate within Christendom.)

    In short I think she came to save souls.

    So be careful where you hang your hat to pray.

    And mind you, I am not even a Christian.

    Yet I see her with pagan but loving eyes. She is not only making the journey but leading a nation on that journey.

    She has been that powerful a presence.
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    Ah! Then perhaps you will enjoy this as well. I have dreams that began with this song.



    Haunts of Ancient Peace
    Van Morrison
    Beside the garden walls,
    We walk in haunts of ancient peace.
    At night we rest and go to sleep
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    The love and light we seek,
    The words we do not need to speak,
    Here in this wondrous way we keep
    These haunts of ancient peace.
    Let us go there again
    When we need some relief
    Oh, when I can't find my feet
    When I need rest and sleep.
    The Sunday bells they chime
    Around the countryside and towns
    A song of harmony and rhyme
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    The holy grail we seek
    On down by haunts of ancient peace.
    We see the new Jerusalem
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    Oh, when I can't find my feet
    Oh, when I need some relief
    One more time again.
    You know I want to go there one more time again.
    Be still in haunts of ancient peace.
    (Be still)
    Songwriters: Van Morrison
    Haunts of Ancient Peace lyrics © BMG Rights Management
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    This is, for me, the Jewel in his crown:
    His love song to Mahalia Jackson
    "I said, oh, common one, my illuminated one."





    Summertime in England
    Van Morrison
    Can you meet me in the country
    In the summertime in England
    Will you meet me?
    Will you meet me in the country
    In the summertime in England
    Will you meet me?
    We'll go riding up to Kendal in the country
    In the summertime in England.
    Did you ever hear about
    Did you ever hear about
    Did you ever hear about
    Wordsworth and Coleridge, baby?
    Did you ever hear about Wordsworth and Coleridge?
    They were smokin' up in Kendal
    By the lakeside
    Can you meet me in the country in the long grass
    In the summertime in England
    Will you meet me
    With your red robe dangling all around your body
    With your red robe dangling all around your body
    Will you meet me
    Did you ever hear about
    William Blake
    T. S. Eliot
    In the summer
    In the countryside
    They were smokin'
    Summertime in England
    Won't you meet me down Bristol
    Meet me along by Bristol
    We'll go ridin' down
    Down by Avalon
    Down by Avalon
    Down by Avalon
    In the countryside in England
    With your red robe danglin' all around your body free
    Let your red robe go.
    Goin' ridin' down by Avalon
    Would you meet me in the country
    In the summertime in England
    Would you meet me?
    In the Church of St. John
    Down by Avalon


    "Holy Magnet
    Give you attraction
    Yea, I was attracted to you.
    Your coat was old, ragged and worn
    And you wore it down through the ages
    Ah, the sufferin' did show in your eyes as we spoke
    And the gospel music
    The voice of Mahalia Jackson came through the ether
    Oh my common one with the coat so old
    And the light in the head
    Said, daddy, don't stroke me
    Call me the common one.
    I said, oh, common one, my illuminated one.
    Oh my high in the art of sufferin' one.
    Take a walk with me
    Take a walk with me down by Avalon
    Oh, my common one with the coat so old
    And the light in her head.
    And the sufferin' so fine
    Take a walk with me down by Avalon
    And I will show you
    It ain't why, why, why
    It just is."

    Would you meet me in the country
    Can you meet me in the long grass
    In the country in the summertime
    Can you meet me in the long grass
    Wait a minute
    With your red robe
    Danglin' all around your body.
    Yeats and Lady Gregory corresponded
    And James Joyce wrote streams of consciousness books
    T.S. Eliot chose England
    T.S. Eliot joined the ministry
    Did you ever hear about
    Wordsworth and Coleridge?
    Smokin' up in Kendal
    They were smokin' by the lakeside
    Let your red robe go
    Let your red robe dangle in the countryside in England
    We'll go ridin' down by Avalon
    In the country
    In the summertime
    With you by my side
    Let your red robe go
    You'll be happy dancin'
    Let your red robe go
    Won't you meet me down by Avalon
    In the summertime in England
    In the Church of St. John
    Did you ever hear about Jesus walkin'
    Jesus walkin' down by Avalon?
    Can you feel the light in England?
    Can you feel the light in England?
    Oh, my common one with the light in her head
    And the coat so old
    And the sufferin' so fine
    Take a walk with me
    Oh, my common one,
    Oh, my illuminated one
    Down by Avalon
    Oh, my common one
    Oh, my storytime one
    Oh, my treasury in the sunset
    Take a walk with me
    And I will show you
    It ain't why
    It just is
    Oh, my common one
    With the light in the head
    And the coat so old
    Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one
    Oh, my common one
    Take a walk with me
    Down by Avalon
    And I will show you
    It ain't why
    It just is.
    Oh, my common one with the light in her head
    And the coat so fine
    And the sufferin' so high
    All right now.
    Oh, my common one
    It ain't why
    It just is
    That's all
    That's all there is about it.
    It just is.
    Can you feel the light?
    I want to go to church and say.
    In your soul
    Ain't it high?
    Oh, my common one
    Oh, my story time one
    Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one
    Put your head on my shoulder
    And you listen to the silence.
    Can you feel the silence?
    Songwriters: Van Morrison
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    For those who have wandered far...
    and now wish a return.

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    This is an enveloping song and it's a great one.
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    I'm beginning to doubt that I'll ever have peace in my brain. This song gets rambunctious and is unsettling before it mercifully ends. I suppose we can be beset with static that only we get to suffer. And suffer is the right word. As it's the only way I know to live I think a long life isn't a good thing for me. 70 will be plenty.
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    George you just need to listen more closely.
    Peace can never found in our minds. Peace dwells in our hearts.

    Is why peace of mind is found so seldom...We look for it in thought when in lives in emotions balanced
    and in the excepting of one's fate.

    Summer time in England is a stream of conciseness theme on England. her great men and spiritual influences and the reverberation of these men though out English History.

    That a large part is sung in awe Mahala speaks to Van's personal influences.

    "My high in the art of suffering one"


    "To increase wisdom is to increase sorrow."

    A Christian gains not only the joy of heaven, they share as I do in the divine tear as well. We weep with God at the folly of man. at our own constant propensity toward Sin.

    We weep with him when a child is lost to us or when a good man or woman falls.

    These are sorrows that cannot, should not be avoided. only shared among the faithful who turn always to god.

    Beyond that I can only say that this song is spiritually high, very high.

    You might have to struggle to gain it's summit. Here is that summit laid bear for us.

    "Oh my high in the art of suffering one."

    One who takes upon themselves the sufferings of this world. Then places them before God on our behalf.

    "There is no deeper wave that this
    I say love is the 7th wave."

    My common one refers to a man or woman who live lives of complete humility.
    They who walk humbly with their God. They who have suffered though their own faults. Then sacrificed them to gain peace with God.

    It's a "No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child." kind of thing.
    Her suffering is so fine, because she suffers for us.

    Refer to the Sufferings of the Christ to understand her.

    Inclusion:

    "Sometimes I think that boy has got no ears":O}
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    It's been 50 years,, over fifty years since I have even thought of this song. It seem to play non stop for an entire summer..



    I was in grade school for Pete's sake!
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    Living a life of complete humility. That's a state that extremely few can attain. I should have defected from the military and tried to be accepted as a junior bonze. But I didn't. Oh the shame of enforcing Imperial power!! That shame bedevils me to this day.

    Thank God I never had to shoot someone! An old friend did and atoned by suicide. I doubt that he has peace of mind wherever he is, he was extremely unhappy. I'm certain that genuine death would have helped him.

    My head and heart are very far apart most times. Letting go of the ego-maniacal me is almost impossible My head REALLY wants to stay in charge.

    Thank you for caring Daniel!!

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