New EP: Their Heads Are Green…

and Their Hands Are Blue (and they went to sea in a seive)!  I’m excited to announce new music available today!  It’s an EP (mini album) and it’s called “Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue”.  Lemme explain…

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue EP cover.

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue EP cover.

I became facinated with the “nonsense” poetry of English writer Edward Lear (1812-1888) awhile back and quickly wrote music to five of his famous poems.  You may know Mr. Lear from his most famous work, “The Owl and The Pussycat”, which has been read to children for generations.  When I set to write music for the poems, I decided to sing them exactly as they appear on the page.  Also, for an extra challenge, I decided to record them live in my home studio; that means no overdubs.  This recording is just my 1947 Gibson LG-3 and my voice, with a microphone on each.  Included here are two shorter pieces, “Calico Pie” and “The Owl and The Pussycat”, as well as three longer ones: “The Jumblies” (my favorite, and the EP title is from the chorus), “The Pelican Chorus” and “The Courtship of the Yonghy Bonghy Bo”.  It was a challenge to record them all live to get the right feel, especially on the longer ones (especially the Yonghy Bonghy Bo song, which has 110 lines–it took 54 tries to get that one!).  These playful, imaginitive poems still bring delight to all ages, and I’m happy to bring them to your ears!

It’s ‘plentiful and cheap’ to quote Mr. Lear.  Download it today for $5 here:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/papacrow4

or on iTunes ($4.95) by searching “Papa Crow Album” or click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/their-heads-are-green-their/id978866349

You can also see a video of “The Owl and The Pussycat” made with the help of my son, Billy here: https://youtu.be/e5B8Dpu8w_s

Thanks as always–I hope this brings joy to your home!

 

 

 

 

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