Song Lyric Sunday: White Rabbit.

Hi this week Jim Adams at NewEpicAuthor said our prompt for #songlyricsunday, July 7, 2019 is – Zodiac animals those being a Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/ Monkey/Rooster/Dog/Pig.

When I was at school, a convent , taught by nuns. I got myself into a whole load of trouble. We were told we should bring in a favourite record to school for discussion. Well I was bullied at school not only by the other girls but by the nuns too.

I thought I would shake them all up! What did I choose as my play and tell. White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.

This was written by Jefferson Airplane front woman Grace Slick, who based the lyrics on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s book Alice InWonderland

(officially Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). Like many young musicians in San Francisco, Slick did a lot of drugs, and she saw a surfeit of drug references in Carroll’s book, including the pills, the smoking caterpillar, the mushroom, and lots of other images that are pretty trippy. She noticed that many children’s stories involve a substance of some kind that alters reality, and felt it was time to write a song about it.
Above info found here

I loved the song then back in 1967 when I was in my fourteenth year. I had met my now hubby earlier that year when I was thirteen.

It was worth a couple of weeks Saturday Detention just for the look on the nuns face’s.

I do hope you enjoy it.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula Light
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 04:37:56

    Always a fave πŸ°πŸ’•


  2. Ritu
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 06:24:35

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard that one!


  3. robertawrites235681907
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:13:29

    I had not heard of this song but it is terrific. I can imagine the nuns fell over backwards when they heard this. I also went to a nunnery for part of my education but Sister Agatha gave me books like Helter Skelter to read so I have much to thank her for.


    • willowdot21
      Jul 07, 2019 @ 07:21:48

      Excellent I so glad to hear you had a positive experience. Thank goodness there are always good people about. Yes they were definitely not pleased with me πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  4. newepicauthor
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 12:02:46

    Willow you must have been a pretty cool thirteen year old. I was also listening to this in 1967, but I was fourteen at the time and it was on AM radio.


  5. pensitivity101
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 13:17:50

    It’s a classic, and I shall never think of Alice in the same way again (duh, never clicked with me at all!)


  6. Erika Kind
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 13:50:40

    Oh, what a good song, Willow. It is new to me although exists a bit longer on this planet than I do… haha. I can’t believe you had such hard times when bullied from all sides. I am sorry about that.


  7. John Holton
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 15:06:17

    A popular choice today, I’d say…


  8. Jane Dougherty
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 18:09:45

    Cheeky πŸ™‚


  9. willowdot21
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 20:06:01

    Jill I would love to but accessible as she may be I am on the other side of the great pond ….. in England…. perhaps one day ….I shall tell her how she helped me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


  10. willowdot21
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 20:06:22

    Jill I would love to but accessible as she may be I am on the other side of the great pond ….. in England…. perhaps one day ….I shall tell her how she helped me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


  11. msjadeli
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 21:37:24

    I can’t believe the number of times I’ve heard how vicious nuns were. I’m glad you got them riled for this song πŸ™‚


  12. magnoliajem
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 00:03:41

    Have always loved this song, but I think I love your story even more!


  13. Ben Naga
    Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:29:00

    Feed your head!


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