welcolme to winter chucky eggs dark dark nights and toggled up duffles and the fire going in the little front bit of the red lion and up early mornings to grab the light. it's getting unsettlingly old lady round these parts wriggling as soon as the sun's up strained ears hoping for the scarcest passing tweetiness crumbs out the skylight just in case. there'll be housecoats and headscarves before we know it. and my dad's old folkies.
tom paxton - i give you the morning
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Word verif = 'grabber'
PS: I love this post x
PPS: And 'Like an antique ballroom fan your eyelids flutter' - what a line! x
bless you young thing - you make an old thing smile
WHAT a beautifully romantic lovesong...right from the middle of me I felt hope Ally.Oh I loved the feeling this gave me...my eyes they're moist.What a lovely lovely song,thank you.X
What a week of treats - the uptempo anthems of the last post (and The Dells clattery ol' piano track's a bit special isn't it).
And now this cosy-toes beauty.
PS may have to borrow this one for next year's autumn mix if ok?
I knew he'd say that!
But always forget which one it is - I'm sure there was another at Drew's (or was it Simon's) last week. I should write them down..
tracy - it's lovely isn't it just. my dad's a huge fan but this one never got lodged in my junior brain and i only found it very recently. darned glad i did too.
mond dear - help yourself duckie. what's mine is yours etc etc etc
loverly just loverly
That's very nice. What is it about Autumn that makes you want to listen to acoustic guitars (me too)?
I'm imagining your dad's folk collection as a mid-60s left-leaning cable-knit sort of thing. Is that way off beam?
sheepskin and clogs as it goes
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