I Write The Songs 46

by | Nov 29, 2014

Main Theme: “One-story” tellers across borders

  1. Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, USA

  2. 7 seconds, Youssou N’dour/Neneh Cherry (N’Dour/Cherry/McVey/Sharp), Senegal/Sweden, 1994
    Neneh Cherry revealed that “7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. ” Neneh Cherry Online – Biography”. Retrieved 12 Jul 2009. The song appeared on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat) and Neneh Cherry’s album Man as well as on the soundtrack of the 1998 movie Northern Skirts and 2005 Uwe Boll-directed movie Alone in the Dark.
  3. songwriteroftheweekDiamond at the sole of her shoes, Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (written by Joseph Shabalala and Paul Simon), South Africa/USA
    USA meets South Africa with Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo shining on the multi-platinum album Graceland. This song along with three others on the album was written by Joseph Shabalala , the founder and musical director of the South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul Simon.
  4. A case of you, Joni Mitchell, Canada
  5. instrumentaloftheweekFanta, Taffetas, Switzerland/Guinea-Bissau
    More than words this week features collaboration across borders between strings of 3 kinds from two countries.
  6. All I really need is you, Neil Diamond

  1. Follow the heron, Karine Polwart, Scotland
  2. songwriteroftheweekSlip sliding away, Paul Simon, USA
    the second song by Paul Simon today, as our songwriter of the week
  3. Hijo de la luna (Son of the Moon), Mecano (José Maria Cano), Spain, 1986
    A gypsy folk tale told in Spanish with the beautiful vocals of Ana Torroja and the composing of José Maria Cano
  4. lyricsoftheweekRusalka, Kara (written by Alexander Pushkin, composed by Daria Kulesh), Russia/UK (lyrics of the week)
    This Russian folk tale “in an English accent” sets the lovely writing of Alexander Pushkin, beautifully translated to English by John Farndon to music composed by Daria Kulesh. The CD has the full lyrics.
  5. Tom’s diner, Suzanne Vega feat DNA, USA, 1990
  6. I shot the sheriff, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Jamaica

  1. Take it all, Adele, England, 2011
  2. Another book, Rowan Ross, Scotland
  3. Confusion, the Zutons, 2004
  4. India Song, Youn Sun Nah (Carlos d’Alessio), Argentina/Korea
    Korean songstress Youn Sun Nah covers this song made popular by the film of the same name and by Jeanne Moreau. We will talk again of this song in the future…
  5. The Path he chose, Marina Florance, England
  6. Right down the line, Gerry Rafferty
    (dedicated to Rick and Penny in Poynton, right down the line)


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