Sammi’s Weekender #295 (loquacious)

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Sing It!

With a repertoire
hundreds of songs long, mostly bogarted
from other featherbeds,
(mock, yeah, -ing, yeah)—
as you plagiarize music from lesser songsters,
some people think you’re twenty other birds,
you, my constant yardbird companion,
the most loquacious of creatures
(mock-yeah-ing-yeah-bird-yeah)
mockingbird,
king of harassing selfish bullies,
the loneliest of bellowing bachelors,
master of many colored personalities
tempting ladies who want
to buy me a mockingbird,
“and if that mocking bird don’t sing”
(for a proper mocker, no such thing)
“she gonna buy me a diamond ring.”
“whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa…”


Look both ways in music and life.
Mind the gaps in the birds’ nests in the backyard bushes.

***

Certainly, one of the (if not THE) most famous of married couple duets, Mockingbird sung by Carly Simon and James Taylor. Mockingbird Lyrics & Music were originally by Inez & Charlie Foxx (Added lyrics by James Taylor).

6 thoughts on “Sammi’s Weekender #295 (loquacious)

  1. What an intriguing poem, Bill 🙂 I read it then listened to your recording and enjoyed the wordplay. Then I heard the song and it made a lot more sense! I must admit I’m not familiar with either of these musicians but that is a great duet 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Sunra.
      That video was circa late 1970s.
      Oh, James and Carly are quite a story together, and each on his or her own has many more wild stories. Both did a lot of work and recording in London, James with the Beatles first record adventure, and Carly has had a long relationship with Mick Jagger. That included him singing backup on some of her recordings. But it is also history.

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