Friday, September 26, 2008

Song of the Week: Lily Pond

The name of my daughter's kindergarten class is called Lily Pond, which is one reason why this song by Vashti Bunyan to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle" is a favorite:

In a lily pond I lay
All upon a summer’s day

Then I chased a dragonfly
All across an ancient sky

Falling with a thousand stars
Down the Milky Way to Mars

Back again in time for day
In a lily pond I lay.

And the only thing he said to me
Was- ‘Young lady I love thee.’

Elizabeth Mitchell sings this song on "You Are My Little Bird" without the last two lines. The song actually seems more complete without them. (I suppose the dragonfly is the "he" in the song, but it's a little vague.)

You may find Bunyan's rendition of the song here. If you can't access the song, just know that when you sing "Then I chased a dragonfly..." it's as if you're singing "Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are" twice before the "Up above the world so high" line.

Oh yes, and here are guitar chords:


Lone Star Ma said...


GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

Vashti Bunyan! I have a song or two by her on my iPod, but I didn't know anyone else who listened to her until now.