For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautifully lit retreat with large windows overlooking a little pond and a decking area. Twinkling lights surround the pond.
Dinner over, Morgana sat on the sofa cigarette in one had and a Bacardi and coke in the other T.V. on , her eyes were feeling rather heavy, all that screen work she thought to herself as she drifted off. Morgause relieved her of her drink and cigarette and covered her with the fleecy blanket she had taken out of the toy box and slipped a hot water bottle next to her to keep her cosy. Merlin looked up from the floor where he was surrounded by wrapping paper and asked. “Oh! is Morgs a tad tired give her a shove I fancy a game of charades.” “No” relied Morgause “she’s exhausted, she had to work really hard sorting that frozen virus it took her ages” Stepping away from her sleeping sister she took a drag of the cigarette, this made her cough “goodness knows what she sees in these things” she said throwing it into the fire, she then took a large swig of the Bacardi, “That’s better” she said sitting down next to Merlin, “let’s play”.
Morgana was fast be asleep as Morgause and Merlin played charades. She was exhausted but her brain was not relaxed enough to sleep peacefully so she drifted into a dream. She found herself standing on some decking by a pond surrounded by twinkling fairy lights. It was winter and a tad chilly, so she made her way towards what looked like a cosy lodge type building.
Inside it was warm and cosy. Morgarna curled herself up in a huge armchair by the fire. A handsome waiter asked if he could get her anything. She asked him for a hot chocolateand Brandy.
a warm cosy fire chocolate to kill the chill and warm the spirit.
Now Morgana fell into a deep sleep, content and happy. In her mind she was in a cosy retreat safe from any jobs Merlin might have up his sleeve or any tricks her mischievous sister might be about to play on her. This was bliss the perfect place to rest.
“Get off me ” Someone was shaking Morgana she opened her eyes expecting to see the cosy surroundings she had fallen asleep in. Instead Merlin and Morgause were looking at her. “Come on sleepyhead you’ve had a couple of hours kip. We’re off to the pub for a lock in and you’re coming too.” Merlin smiled, “You can’t sleep all Christmas!” “Are we going in your car” asked Margarna sleepily. “No we are not” replied Merlin “I’ve only just got it fixed after you trashed it for me!” Reluctantly Morgana dragged her mind back to the reality she was living in at the moment, put on some lippy, lit a cigarette and said, “okay let’s get this party started! “
It’s Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday . This week’s prompt is September 5, 2021 – Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party suggested by Lady A.
There is only one song for Carnival …and that is the Carnival is over by the Seekers . I really love this song it has so many lovely memories attached.
“The Carnival Is Over” is a Russian folk song from circa 1883, adapted with English-language lyrics, written by Tom Springfield, for the Australian folk pop group the Seekers in 1965. The song became the Seekers’ signature recording, and the band have customarily closed their concerts with it ever since its success in late-1965.
The song also topped the Australian charts (for six weeks, from 4 December 1965), and reached No.1 in the Irish Charts for two weeks.
Say goodbye, my own true lover As we sing a lovers’ song How it breaks my heart to leave you Now the carnival is goneHigh above the dawn is waiting And my tears are falling rain For the carnival is over We may never meet againLike a drum, my heart was beating And your kiss was sweet as wine But the joys of love are fleeting For Pierrot and ColumbineNow the harbour light is calling This will be our last goodbye Though the carnival is over I will love you ’til I dieLike a drum, my heart was beating And your kiss was sweet as wine But the joys of love are fleeting For Pierrot and ColumbineNow the harbour light is calling This will be our last goodbye Though the carnival is over I will love you ’til I dieThough the carnival is over I will love you ’til I dieSource: Musixmatch
There is only one song to pick for Festival and that is Woodstock.
“Woodstock” is a popular song written by Joni Mitchell. Three versions of the song were released in the same year, 1970. The cover by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young appeared on their March 1970 album Déjà Vu, prior to Mitchell’s own version on her April 1970 album Ladies of the Canyon. The CSNY version has become a staple of classic rock radio and is the best-known version in the United States. Mitchell’s version was the B-side to her single “Big Yellow Taxi“. The third version, by the British band Matthews Southern Comfort became the best known version in the United Kingdom, and was the highest charting version of the song, reaching the top of the UK singles chart.
As the name implies, the lyrics refer to the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival of 1969, telling the story of a concert-goer on a trek to attend the festival. Mitchell, who was unable to actually perform at the festival herself due to scheduling conflicts, was inspired to write the song based on an account of the festival relayed to her by then-boyfriend Graham Nash, who had performed there. The anthemic song, as well as the festival it commemorates, is symbolic of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Now we all all know and love the Bee Gees , though maybe some of us don’t but I do. This Song Party with no name , is not one of their well known songs and I am not over keen on it but it fits the bill and the video has some lovely photos of them.
The track is from their album High Civilization which is the nineteenth studio album by British pop group the Bee Gees, released on 25 March 1991 in the U.K., and 14 May 1991 in the U.S. It was their last album recorded for Warner Bros. Records, after a four-year contract (they would return to WB through subsidiary Reprise Records in 2006: after gaining the rights to their previously released material, they reissued each album through Reprise). Possibly in reaction to firm resistance from U.S. radio to the previous two albums, E.S.P. (1987) and One (1989), which had done well in other countries, the U.S.-based Warner Bros gave this one less promotion and did not issue remixes. They recorded this album and their next album Size Isn’t Everything with engineer Femi Jiya. More info here.
Let’s get started Move in for the kill So sincere I’m here to bend your will A man without a face I give you love you’ve never known We can hold each other, sight unseen Touchin’ on our darkest dream You can wish for something bad Lovers’ lips you never hadAll she wants is your love All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name And we go from flame to flame We’ve got one claim to fame We’re the party with no name Make those footsteps to the floor You can’t see us anymore Ain’t no time for the shame For the party with no nameEasy money Get yourself a job It’s my invitation Been alone too long A soul without a space A party with no mane Truth is there, but she don’t see Her life is just a mystery I’d give her more than I could give I’d even die that she could liveAll she wants is your love All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name And we go from flame to flame We’ve got one claim to fame We’re the party with no nameAll she wants is your love All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name And we go from flame to flame We’ve got one claim to fame We’re the party with no name Make those footsteps to the floor You can’t see us anymore Ain’t no time for the shame For the party with no nameSource: LyricFind
Well you know me I love BollywoodI just can’t resist the joy. Yes joy even in a political thriller! Ko (transl. ’King’) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language politicalaction thriller film directed by K. V. Anand, and written by Anand and the duo Suresh and Balakrishnan. The film stars Jiiva, Ajmal Ameer, Piaa Bajpai and Karthika, in lead roles, while Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao appear in supporting roles. The film follows Ashwin (Jiiva), a photojournalist working for Dina Anjal, who covers the TamilNadu State Election.
The fabulous soundtrack for the film is by Harris Jayaraj (born 8 January 1975) Who is an Indian film composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is best known for his melodies and is nicknamed, “The Melody King”. He composes soundtracks predominantly for Tamil films, while also having composed for a few films in Telugu and two films in Hindi.
“Jumbie Jamberee” is a calypso song credited to Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr. In 1953 Lord Intruder released the song as the B-side to “Disaster With Police”.The song is also known as “Zombie Jamboree” and “Back to Back”. The introduction to the Kingston Trio‘s version humorously credits “Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators” with authorship of the song instead of Lord Intruder.
The oldest versions of the song refer to a jumbee jamboree. Jumbies are evil spirits who were thought to cause wild dancing in their victims. The song’s references to Carnival also suggest a connection to the Moko jumbie, a protecting spirit figure represented during Carnival on Trinidad by stilt walkers and dancers. The switch to “Zombie Jamboree” occurred very early with King Flash’s version with those lyrics coming out in 1956, only three years after “Jumbie Jamboree” first appeared.
Like many “folk” songs, there is unclear copyright in the song and many lines are variable between versions. While many versions set the song in a New York, Long Island or Woodlawn Cemetery, some place it in Kingston or an island cemetery. The third verse is the most variable with The Charmer’s version discussing the local food at a previous jumbie carnival parade while Rockapella’s version discusses zombies and King Kong invading various New York City landmarks. The third verse of King Flash’s 1956 version further discusses the female zombie’s romantic pursuit of the singer. More info at Wiki
I have chosen the Harry Balafonte version with video simply because I love it!
It was a Zombie Jamboree Took place in a New York cemetery It was a Zombie Jamboree Took place in a New York cemeteryZombies from all parts of the island Some of them was a great Calypsonians Although the season was Carnival We get together in bacchanal And they’re singingBack to back, belly to belly I don’t give a damn, I done dead already Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie Jamboree I hear you talking Back to back, belly to belly Don’t give a damn, done dead already Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie JamboreeOne female zombie wouldn’t behave See how she jumping out of the grave In one hand a quarter rum The other hand, she knocking conga drum The lead singer start to make his rhyme The zombies are rattling their bones in time One bystander had this to say “Was a pleasure to see the zombie break away” And they’re singingBack to back, belly to belly Don’t give a damn, done dead already Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie JamboreeI goin’ talk to Brigitte Bardot I tell her, “Miss Bardot, take it slow” All the men think they’re Casanova When they see that she’s bare foot all over Even old men out into Topeka Find their hearts getting weaker and weaker So I goin’ ask her for your sake and mine At least wear her earrings part at the time And I’m singingBack to back, belly to belly Don’t give a damn, done dead already Oh-ho back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie JamboreeA lot of world leaders talkin’ ’bout war And I’m afraid they’re going too far So it’s up to us, you and me To put an end to catastrophe We must appeal to their goodness of heart And ask them to pitch in and please do their part ‘Cause if this atomic war begin They won’t even have a part to pitch in And we’ll be singingBack to back, belly to belly Don’t give a damn, done dead already Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie Jamboree I hear you talking Back to back, belly to belly Don’t give a damn, done dead already Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly At the Zombie, Zombie JamboreeSource: LyricFind
Finally “I got a feeling, Tonight’s gonna be a good night” by the Black Eyed Peas. The ultimate party song.
Imagine my surprise when I received this message yesterday ! Six years, honestly where have those six years gone. Now I can honestly say I have grown in those six years and not only older. I have gone from a woman locked into pain and fear to, I hope a woman in control of the pain and fear.
I started blogging about pain and the fears that beset me after my accident. Now I hope I blog poetry and prose about much wider subjects. I have met wonderful people on here and I so grateful for the friendship and support I have received here and I do hope I have returned it all too. I have also attended two bloggers Bashes , the second one completely on my own !! Meeting fellow bloggers in person is just so wonderful!
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