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little wheel spin and spin

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 in Audio , Compositions, News, Recordings | 0 comments
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from Buffy Remix

Veda Hille, CBC Radio Orchestra, Alain Trudel Conductor

little wheel [Download]

Sometimes special songs seem to give a strong voice to the spirit of our time.

This project and its making was also special in the way it manifested itself. Maybe it’s just about beauty, something we only acknowledge as an exception and not as an option. “We are helpless, we are part of, we are little wheels. One and one and one make three… giving everything they have.” (Carl Wilson)

So let’s hope in a philosophy that transcends these times, one that can overcome the limitation of die Zeitgeist, as I can not reconcile myself with the idea that the spirit of our time is also our own spirit.

 

Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around

Merry Christmas Jingle Bells
Christ is born and the devil’s in hell
hearts they shrink Pockets swell
Everybody know and nobody tell
Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around

Oh the sins of Caesar’s men
cry the pious citizens
who petty thieve the 5 & 10s
and the big wheels turn around and around
Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around

Blame the angels, blame the fates,
Blame the Jews or your sister Kate
Teach your children how to hate
and the big wheels turn around and around
Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around

Turn your back on weeds you’ve hoed
silly sinful seeds you’ve sowed
Add your straw to the camel’s load
Pray like hell when your world explode
Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around

Swing your girl fiddler say
Later on the piper pay
Do see do, swing and sway
Dead will dance on judgement day
Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around 

 

Little Wheel Spin and Spin with the PAO and Veda Hille last September:

little wheel PAO rev [Download]

 

 

from Buffy Sainte Marie’s 1966 album Little Wheel Spin and Spin:

My country ‘Tis Of Thy People You’re Dying

 

 

 

 

 

 

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