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Laughing Man - Bill Fay

Laughing Man

Time Of The Last Persecution
melancholy interesting classic folk download



Bill Fay is a singer-songwriter and pianist from London. Fay began writing songs in the early 1960s while attending university and in 1966 cut a demo using a mobile studio belonging to a man named John Boden. Impressed by the demo, ex-Them drummer Terry Noon helped Bill to sign a recording contract with Decca. In 1967 the label released the single "Some Good Advice"/"Screams in the Ears", produced by early Donovan co-manager Peter Eden. The single "introduced [Fay's] characteristic downbeat melodies and scrambled impressionistic lyrics" Show more ...

Laughing Man - Bill Fay

What mirth maketh you sailor?
Quietly laughing to yourself
You with your no wind in the rigging
Laughing into the sails

Spying out the humour
Playing with breezes you do not understand

Time will discreetly arrange
That no more shall be seen of you

Oh surely not would strike
Down a laughing man



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