The Magpie

by Mystery Fix

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released March 26, 2018

Polly Moller Springhorn: voice, flute, bass flute
Tim Walters: bass, electric dulcimer, voice, etc.

Recorded by Tim at Temple Studio, Oakland, California
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Labs, Oakland, California

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Track Name: The Magpie
3 and 4 and 5
counts the magpie
counts her children in the sky
3 and 4 and 5

one jewel excites her way
plate reverb and tap delay
those higher frequencies decay
counts the magpie

woods and lakes and fields and sand
summer heats this joyous land
i asked the trees to speak to me
they are awake and listening

1 and 2 and 3
the laughing gull awakens me
a rusty hinge at the stroke of 3
1 and 2 and 3

the goddess of the laughing gulls
lives in a red house on the hill
through stained glass and spectacles
she's watching me

woods and lakes and fields and sand
summer heats this joyous land
i asked the trees to speak to me
they are awake and listening
Track Name: All The Idle Weeds
The sun is risen on my grief
Sleepless night turns to burnished day
On the road of no return
Dancing by my feet

Are fumiter and furrow-weeds,
Burdocks, hemlock and cuckoo-flowers,
All the idle weeds that grow
Mad as the vexed sea

Century in stately rows
Every acre of the field
Nature hold me in repose
Thorns and roots and leaves

Blessed secrets of the earth,
Mediate in my distress!
Close the eye of anguish now,
All you idle weeds.

Alack, it's I met even now
Crowned with nettles and darnel
Singing aloud to all and none
And handfuls gathering

Of fumiter and furrow-weeds,
Burdocks, hemlock and cuckoo-flowers,
All the idle weeds that grow
Mad as the vexed sea

Sister moon and brother sun,
Starry heaven, river swift,
Give me strength and will to know
Why I still draw breath

Blessed secrets of the earth,
Mediate in my distress!
Close the eye of anguish now,
All you idle weeds.