Tuesday, December 06, 2011

little lamb

This is literally (literally!) one of my favorite things I've ever seen.  Jonathan Richman crying over a William Blake poem.  Awwww!!! Not a dry seat in the house, as Ed C. would say.  This LIVING LEGEND is playing at the Blue Lamp tonight.  There is not an opening act listed.  I would guess your best bet would be to show up at 830 (or 9 if you have a friend there who would text you what's going on, I'll do it if you want) and you can be home in bed by 10:30.  You know where I would love to see him play?  Bows and Arrows.

Here's the gorgeous original that Blake illustrated and below's the text

The Lamb

 Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
         Little Lamb, who made thee?
         Dost thou know who made thee?

         Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
         Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and he is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb.
We are called by his name.
         Little Lamb, God bless thee!
         Little Lamb, God bless thee!


Anonymous said...

Finally a discussion of Blake on your blog!


beckler said...

I got to see some of his stuff in Paris, what a thrill!

Too bad DP has abandoned reading heckasac. He loves Blake.

beckler said...

uh, abandoned sounds a little dramatic, I guess.

Anonymous said...

You saw the illuminated stuff? Where was it?


Anonymous said...

I saw the GIANT retrospective at the Met in 2002. I was teary for sure.

The Armeniac said...

What!! I haven't abandoned either Heckasac or my love of Blake!! I only really use the computer at work, so I can sporadicaly comment. Love that Blake poem! Nice pics of JR btw!!

Anonymous said...

DP - I can't believe you took the bait!


beckler said...

he fell into my trap!
It was at the Petit Palais

The Armeniac said...

Show me bait and I'll bite it!!