Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Those Dancing Days Are Gone



This song from the poem by William Butler Yeats, composed by First Lady of France Carla Bruni - Sarkozy and sung by vocalist Sony Holland is an absolute favorite of mine. This video was taken at the Sony Holland Rrazz Rroom concert in San Francisco a few weeks ago.
Enjoy!

Those Dancing Days Are Gone

Come, let me sing into your ear;
Those dancing days are gone,
All the silk and satin gear;
Crouch upon a stone
Wrapping that foul body up
In as foul a rag:
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

Curse as you may I sing it through;
What matter if the knave
That the most could pleasure you,
The children that he gave,
Are somewhere sleeping like a top
Under a marble flag?
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

I thought it out this very day,
Noon upon the clock,
A man may put pretence away
Who leans upon a stick,
may sing, and sing until he drop
Whether to maid or hag:
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

Lyrics - courtesy of www.seeklyrics.com

6 comments:

A. said...

Fantastic! Thank you.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A. You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

betchai said...

thanks for sharing Jo. Love the tune and music.

Ratty said...

I like this song. It reminds me of some of the old Queen songs that I like(Sorry, I compare everything to Queen). Most people never hear that type of song from them because of some of the more famous ones, but these are gems, as is this song here.

BC Doan said...

I love the poem! It's so beautiful..

RNSANE said...

Ah, so good to hear that today...I love those lines, "I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag."