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Bear’s Birthday Song – XD Featuring ** Sherryl Marshall ! ** (2013Apr10)

XperDunn   Featuring -** Sherryl Marshall !**   [ON YOUTUBE]

April 10th, 2013:
*** Bear’s Birthday !!! ***
In honor of which a Song :…….(click pic to watch)

Bear’s Birthday Song – XD Featuring ** Sherryl Marshall ! **  (2013Apr10)

Uploaded time: April 11, 2013 3:21 PM
Duration: 3:10

April 10th, 2013
Bear’s Birthday !!!

In honor of which a Song :
Performed by

XperDunn Featuring -** Sherryl Marshall !**

Bear’s Birthday Song (2013Apr10)
Written by XD
Music by Sherryl Marshall

So, I wrote these words
yesterday around noon
and then printed them out
so Sherryl could read them
(I had to lend her my reading glasses)
She had come to wish Claire a Happy Birthday
and I saw my opening and I asked her
to please improvise a tune
while reading the words on the paper.
I cajoled and coerced and Sherryl is such a good sport
that she actually agreed to do it.
I almost lost her when I went to start the recorder!
But I sat down and started to play four chords over and over
(That’s about the level of my musicality)
And Sherryl joined in (no doubt against her better judgement).
I think it came out great, for a one-day composition
(I suppose it was really a one-hour project
But I spent he rest of the day
Creating this video which,
while containing footage of the original recording,
unfortunately does not show Sherryl).

It was a bunch of fun and I’m so grateful that Sherryl was generous enough to allow me to post this on YouTube–Enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (Bear’s Birthday) 4:33 PM
Bear’s Birthday Song

All stories start with
‘Once there was’
And end with
‘Ever after’.
Their middles have
Some terrible fuss—
Their climax breaks
With laughter.

But life flows ever
From creation
And stops never
With ones death—
Our pasts flow backward
Toward creation
Our deaths look forward
To our heirs’ births.

So see not stories
As pure truth
Or your life
As start and ending—
The truer glories
Lie, forsooth
In the strife,
The hurt—and mending.

The evermore
Is ever now—
A river stone,
A wind-bent bough,
Stillness shouting,
Life’s blood gouting,
Old men doubting,
Young bucks mounting….

Send me back to childhood.
This old man’s life is hardly stood.

My love’s so old
It keeps me young;
My lover’s hold
So thrilling sung.
Through every nerve
A charge is flung
If love you serve
Your soul is sprung.

From Old on back to Childhood
Do love, and love will make all good.”

by Bozeau de Clowne

–In Honor Of
L’anniversaire de Naissance de La

Bear de la Plume (a Dix d’Avril, 2013)