Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bodies of Water: Lily Pond

Elizabeth Mitchell: Lily Pond


A tiny transitional song, originally written and performed by modern freakfolk forerunner Vashti Bunyan, who we featured last week as part of our highly successful run of train songs. The tune is borrowed from a highly familiar source, and carries with it the desired impression of childlike innocence; the lyrics are sweet and summery, and feature full immersion in the body of water in question.

This lovely, delicate little interpretation comes from fave kidfolk artist Elizabeth Mitchell, who with banjo and voice manages to lend warmth and intimacy to the song while retaining Bunyan's tender sense of awe and oneness with the natural world...even after clipping a good 24 seconds off the original.

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