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Sweet Song Of Yesterday

  • (Bob Zentz)

    Hold back the day in which we're living
    So far from home, so far from free
    Hold back the way we've all been given
    And let a sweet song of yesterday wash over you

    If we should meet like ships a-passing
    Some stormy night out on the blue
    We may not speak, but if you ask me
    I'll let a sweet song of yesterday wash over you

    And when your dreams aren't worth the dreaming
    And you can't find your way through
    And when your schemes aren't worth the scheming
    Then let a sweet song of yesterday wash over you

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1978:] The old songs (and the ones that seem as though they've always been around) take care of us, and tend to cleanse us by washing away the immediate grit and grime of everyday existence in a 'solution' of 'we've all been there before.' Those songs and tunes tend to plug us into the mainstream of mankind, and let us live and learn from the billions who have lived, lost, worked, loved, and felt - and celebrated it in song. Sometimes I realize that my songs tell who I am better than I do. We are all anchored somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow - and those sweet songs are a way of holding hands in the darkness as we face the unknown. As time washes over us, we keep our footing by being rooted in tradition as we face the future. (Notes Bob Zentz, 'Beaucatcher Farewell')

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