Songwriting basics and tips 3 (continued)

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Music hath charms to bend the knotted oak …

Bob Leslie is an Independent Scottish Songwriter, Singer, and Recording Artist

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The Carol Ann Duffy poem, Anne Hathaway, that I re-worked into a potential song lyric on the last blog post, was ringing around my head for 2 days after I did it, so I gave in to temptation and put a tune to it.

Verily, gentlefolks, an I pray it please ye. winker

It’d be nice to get some comments on this.
I can never decide if my tunes are any good till about a month after I write them!

Next Best Bed  (Anne Hathaway) © 2018 Bob Leslie & Carol Ann Duffy

 The bed we loved, a spinning world
Of forests, castles, cliff-tops, seas
And in it he would dive for pearls
Catch shooting stars which fell to earthminstrel
As kisses he gave me

My love who lived and laughed with me
Lies still inside my widow’s head
But once he wrote my very dreams
And held me on that next best bed.

Some nights his touch would spark a dance
And he would move me to its time
Like pages from his writer’s hands
My body’s echo, assonance
Became his softer rhyme

My love who lived and laughed with me
Lies still inside my widow’s head
But once he wrote my very dreams
And held me on that next best bed.

Romance and drama, laughter, love,
Played by touch, by scent, by taste,
In our best bed, our guests above,
How dull the lives that they dreamt of
And slept their prose away.

My love who lived and laughed with me
Lies still inside my widow’s head
But once he wrote my very dreams
And held me on that next best bed.

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Bob Leslie – Scottish – Traditional – Songwriter

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