Sangs and Clatter


So. This weeks theme is how artists wrote songs about Angels. Can you think of any good ones? Pop the lyrics or video links in the comments box on our Facebook page.

Burns seemed to always be in Love and this led to the beautiful lines in “Highland Mary”

The golden Hours on angel wings,
Flew o’er me and my Dearie;

To celebrate #StPatricksDay, we’re featuring perhaps Irelands’ finest #U2 – writing of Angels in Angel Of Harlem:

Soul love, this love won’t let me go
So long Angel of Harlem


Sangs and Clatter:

In his greatest tale, Tam O’Shanter, Burns asks us to picture the flight of a Bumble Bee like the hands moving slowly on a clock.

As bees flee hame wi’ lades o’ treasure,
The minutes wing’d their way wi’ pleasure:

Much later, Radiohead didn’t quite value the same descriptive beauty in “Karma Police”

For for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

So. This weeks theme is songs that feature lyrics with minutes in them. Any ideas pop them in the comments on our Facebook page

This week’s sangs n clatter
In the poem, A Country Lass, Burns is wooing his lass with talk of his passion:

Take this frae me, my bonie hen,
It’s plenty beets the luver’s fire.”

Another Scottish Robert, Bobby Gillespie, wrote “Country Girl” and put a Primal scream spin on the chat:

Country girl, take my hand, lead me through this diseased land

So this weeks theme is songs about the Country, preferably mentioning ladies or lassies. So guys let’s see what youtube links you can link in – just post in the comments  on our Facebook page


Sangs and Clatter

This week’s theme is how song writers and poets wrote about shoes or boots!

Any lyrics/quotes or youtube videos go into the comments section on our Facebook page! What you got this week?

In his beautiful but lesser known poem
“Ca’ The Yowes To The Knowes”
Burns writes of the special treat of having quality shoes:

“Ye sall get gowns and ribbons meet,
Cauf-leather shoon upon your feet,”

Some years later, the other Robert, Bob Dylan in “Boots Of Spanish Leather” saw them as equally rewarding! We agree – there are few things better than a comfy pair of shoes or boots!

“And yes, there’s something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather.”1



In Burns’ greatest tale, Tam O’Shanter, at one Tam needs to get a move on:

“Nae man can tether Time nor Tide,
The hour approaches Tam maun ride”

Iggy Pop, in his all time classic “The Passenger” has a more relaxed and original approach to shifting:

“I am the passenger and I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backsides”

So. This weeks theme is how artists got moving or riding. Got any ideas of your own? Add them as comments to our Facebook page



In perhaps the greatest love poem ever written, A Red, Red Rose, Burns writes of how far he would travel to see his Luve:
“And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!”

The Proclaimers didn’t go the full distance for their sweetheart in their classic “I’m Gonna be (500 miles)”

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

So. This weeks theme is how far other Artists travelled for their Love. Get those fingers tapping


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