Friday, August 08, 2008

Folkie Friday!

I've been methodically going through Rise Up Singing, building up my calluses and preparing for my Girls Night Out Singalong next Friday. I've seen the words for Waltzing with Bears but never heard it. Rustled up a version on YouTube and now Little Warrior and I are completely hooked.

Speaking of kids' songs ... I remember seeing Pete Seeger do "Garbage" on Sesame Street when I was a kid. As relevant now as then ... nay, more so.

Now go listen to Bryan Bowers' Aura. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Unless you are a humorless New-Ager. (Are there any? I hope not.)

written by Mark Graham
I've done lots of spiritual healing
I'm in touch with all my feelings
I've read palms and read the stars for kings and queens,
And I hate to bum you out, but you have without a doubt
The ugliest aura that this poor boy's ever seen

cho: 'Cause I can see your aura and it's ugly.
Your Spirit must be rotten to the core,
And to a new age guy like me
You'll just bring pain and misery,
So dear, I cannot love you anymore.

In some life you lived before
You murdered people by the score.
Your evil is so totally complete.
All good in you is gone, you are darkness with no dawn,
Either that or you are eating too much meat.

And when you can take an honest, devastating song, go to Bowers' Prison Song.


ms. kitty said...

Here's an added verse to Waltzing with Bears, which emerged from the Denver Friends of Folk Music group years ago:

My Aunt Matilda was mad as could be;
She said "Uncle Walter won't waltz with me"
So she took a fur coat and altered it so,
Now she's waltzing with Walter, but he doesn't know.

Is that great or what?

Little Warrior's Mom said...

Ms. Kitty, I completely adore that verse! Thank you!

ms. kitty said...

You are so welcome! And I loved the comment you put on my post. The wedding today went fine, even though it sprinkled enough that we had to move the musicians under a tent.

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Christine said...

Here's another one you could do *with* LW : I like Elephants!! My4 yr-old DD loves this song.

BTW, Love your blog. It inspires me every day. As a newbie UU, I"m learning more and more about this wonderful faith and the amazing people that support it and live it. Thank you! I wish you, your family, and LW the best.