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An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tunesday 13: I'll Fly Away

What can compare to the songs of spring? The tiny birds trill welcome as the redbuds shed a rosy carpet below each branch outside my window.

"And Your Bird Can Sing," Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
"Flowers in the Window," Travis
"Mockingbird Hill," Leo Kottke
"Sky," Joshua Radin
"Highway in the Wind," Arlo Guthrie
"Birds Fly Away," Theresa Andersson
"Tree Hugger," Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants
"The Littlest Birds," The Be Good Tanyas
"Velvet Sky," Los Lonely Boys
"Flightless Bird, American Mouth," Iron & Wine
"Further to Fly," Paul Simon
"Break the Sky," The Hush Sound
"Little Bird," Annie Lennox
"Bye Bye Blackbird," Joe Cocker
"Little Bird," Jonatha Brooke
"Little Wing," Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
"Blackbird," Sarah McLachlan
"All Things New Again," The Wallflowers
"Skylark," k. d. lang
"Over the Rainbow," Jane Monheit

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At 4/23/09, 6:36 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

It's a few months early for this, but I really liked "Summertime Side of Life" by Gordon Lightfoot--the whole CD. If you haven't heard it, you might really like it.

At 4/24/09, 5:18 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Oh yes! I got to see Gord in concert back in about 86. It was amazing!!!!!

Being a guitar player, I have done quite a few of his songs. Genius! I also like "Song For a Winter's Night," "Knotty Pine," and "Race Among the Ruins"-- besides the classics. Great choice, NYC!

At 4/26/09, 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a few days slow, but I remember this from when I was a kid, and sure enough, easy to find: Pete Seeger, Little BirdieJonathan

At 4/26/09, 1:44 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Will go check it out!


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