Sunday, July 6, 2008

the water is wide

May all beings have happiness.
May they be free from suffering.
May they find the joy that has never known suffering
May they be free from attachment and hatred.
-buddhist prayer

june tabor singing the water is wide, a traditional song

photo: a squirrel friend on avenue c, july 2008

6 comments:

Gary said...

Great song. I have a version that Linda Ronstadt sings with David Sanborn. Just thought I'd give a little shout out to Linda here (and every chance I get).

cbb said...

I love the June Tabor rendition and only just recently discovered her work. That song is one of the first pieces I learned in chorus in high school, and it never fails to move me.

Adorable squirrel shot, by the way. I hope Squirrel herself sees it!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

gary - I love linda ronstadt...will have to post some linda songs soon. for some reason she always evokes summertime days! maybe its because I met my f in the summer (of 1976) and he was/is a terrific ronstadt fan!

cbb - I'm happy you have discovered june tabor. I've been a fan of hers for decades...and even had the good fortune of hearing her perform years back when she toured clubs in new england (specifically the iron horse a wonderful music venue in northampton mass) - I haven't heard of her touring in north america recently, although I haven't checked her website in a long time.

Steve said...

What a beautiful, simple post!

WAT said...

Here's to that cute-as-hell squirrel and the Linda Ronstadt craze brewing here! HA!

Ms. Mamma said...

hey mouse- last night i was in my backyard, sqwauking at a squirrel to shoo him out of my fenced in yard. i was making crazy high pitched yaps. damn rats.