Thursday 24 August 2017

The Eagles' Tribute to John Keats: "AND NO BIRDS SING"

Post #148

"La Belle Dame Sans Merci"
Frank Dicksee
"PARODYSITISM":  Substitution of a poem for the lyrics of an otherwise unrelated song.
ORIGINAL POEM: "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" John Keats, 1819.
ORIGINAL SONG: "Seven Bridges Road", written by Steve Young in 1969, covered by many groups, most famously the Eagles in 1980. For those who need their memories refreshed, a portion of the original song is found on minified slides at the bottom of this post.
UKULELE VERSION: Chordcharts for adaptation to ukulele were provided by Steve McNie at Toronto Ukes; (the key has been been transposed from D to F by G.C.)
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017. Note that the verses were reduced from 12 to 9, but the poem was otherwise essentially unchanged from the original.
WORDPLAY LINK: On our sister blog devoted to wordplay, "EDIFYING NONSENSE", you can find "An Undiscovered Poem by John Keats: La Belle 
Dame Sans Jetski"


(to the tune of "Seven Bridges Road")

 Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.

(as performed by the Eagles)

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