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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another rainstorm here


- John offers Ronon his Johnny Cash poster on an episode of Stargate Atlantis

Again. And the roof is leaking, again. At least the plants in the yard are happy - they think they've died and gone to a warmer version of the Great Northwest :) Still, though we've had more than the normal amount of rain so far this year, we're still in drought mode, so instead of a song about rain this time, I thought I'd post a song that was one of my grandfather's favorites, Cool Water. It's such a popular song that it's been recorded by such disparate musicians as The Sons of the Pioneers, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, and the Muppets. Here's a version by by Johnny Cash (lyrics below - Dan is a donkey :) .....



All day I've faced a barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water
Old Dan and I with throats burnt dry
And souls that cry for water
Cool, clear, water

Keep a-movin, Dan, don'tcha listen to him, Dan
He's a devil, not a man
And he spreads the burning sand with water
Dan, can ya see that big, green tree?
Where the water's runnin' free
And it's waitin' there for me and you?
It's water, cool, clear water.

The nights are cool and I'm a fool
Each star's a pool of water
Cool water
But with the dawn I'll wake and yawn
And carry on to water
Cool, clear, water

Keep a-movin, Dan, don'tcha listen to him, Dan
He's a devil, not a man
And he spreads the burning sand with water
Dan, can ya see that big, green tree?
Where the water's runnin' free
And it's waitin' there for me and you?

It's water, cool, clear, water
Cool, clear, water
Cool, clear, water


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