Friday, January 03, 2014

Friday Juke Box 2: Baghdad Falls Edition

Lovely and haunting:

"I could tell you stories like the past was dead and gone
But I know nothing changes in this world.

Every day the muezzin calls,
Sun comes up and Baghdad falls,
Before the eyes of storytelling girls.

She was just a poor man's daughter
Going down into the sultan's bed.

He was desert, she was water,
And he remembered every word she said.

She said and I say;
Grandma, grandma,
Be with me
In your tragic wedding gown
With your long hair hanging down
And the stories tumbling out..."

~ Anaïs Mitchell

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