Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Frederick Douglass's descendants speak on this 4th of July

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE



RING SOLSTICE BELLS
Jethro Tull


Now is the solstice of the year.

winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.




Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.




Join together ‘neath the mistletoe,
by the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.


Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.


Praise be to the distant sister sun,
joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.


Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out



The skies above Boston will be cloudy tonight, so I will not be able to watch the lunar eclipse.  I'll catch it the next time it occurs on the winter solstice...


1 comment:

Leslie Parsley said...

Beautiful and peaceful once I turned the sound down. ; )