The blues was bleeding the same blood as me." Illustration by Ken Meyer Jr.
He, he buys you diamonds, bright sparkling diamonds / But believe me, hear what I say / He can buy you the world but he'll never love the way / I love you."
I was a little boy singing sad songs, about 9 or 10 years old in the woods. I listened to my voice coming back to me. It was as high as you could go. I dreamed of being famous as a singer when I was on those cotton fields. I wanted to see the world and meet people."
I don't tell you what to say, I don't tell you what to do, So just let me be myself, That's all I ask of you / I'm young and I love to be young, I'm free and I love to be free
Imitate, assimilate, and innovate."
One of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until the day
I'm gonna take all I can take."
Elizabethan poem, ‘Go and catch a falling star’, later performed by Pentangle:
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,