Tag: Bayou

Bayou

Bayou

A full moon
glints through
Swamp Willow
and a reticent
breeze
whispers
its secrets
only to the night

Burning sun
concedes to
a heavy, hanging,
suffocating
atmosphere
as the 
cricket chorus
begins

Beaded sweat
gathers quickly
on weary foreheads
and fans rotate
stagnant air
in wretched rooms
Relief
Impossible
Elusive

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Quickly - Word TheDay
Impossible - FOWC

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Song Lyric Sunday – Blue Bayou

Good Sunday morning! Jim Adams had prompted us this week with the words, Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay for Song Lyric Sunday. There are many that spring to mind and I have chosen Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt. A bayou is regarded as a body of water so I believe it counts!

A beautiful song and an even more beautiful voice “Blue Bayou” was originally recorded by Roy Orbison on his legendary 1963 album In Dreams. While it only scored as high as #29 in the US (despite scoring #1 in Ireland and #10 in Norway), In the 70s Linda Ronstadt took it to far greater fame as her only gold-selling single and her signature song. Linda Ronstadt has been called “the most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman rock singer of her era” in Andrew Greeley’s book God in Popular Culture. Hope you enjoy it.

Credit: Song Facts

Blue Bayou
Lyrics

I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou
Saving nickles, saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou
 
I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fun
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou

Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be
 
Gonna see my baby again
Gonna be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll feel better again
On Blue Bayou
 
Saving nickles saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou
 
I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fun
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be
Oh that boy of mine
By my side
The silver moon
And the evening tide
Oh some sweet day
Gonna take away
This hurting inside
Well I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou
 
Songwriters: Joe Melson / Roy Orbison
Blue Bayou lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company,
Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


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