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A hoarse throat cannot sing songs.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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A sunrise is an illustration.

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foto – mojo bluesmen in bellingen

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The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot

"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"

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Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal

 

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Old Scottish song. What a woman wills, God wills. Fr.

Whatever a woman will she can. Italian.

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To him that farthest went away, the sweetest music was come home. Gaelic.

Andrew Cheviot. "Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland; collected and arr., with introd., notes and parallel phrases" 1896.

FOTO – GEORDIE LEACH AT BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB.

The man of worth is really great, without being proud.

Chinese Novels: Translated from the Originals; to which are Added Proverbs …"

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As the scream of the eagle is heard when she has passed over; so a man’s name remains after his death.

R.I.P. ACTOR BILL. DROWNED PALM BEACH QLD. 2009.

old rural English proverb: "Hall binks are oft sliddery" roughly translated, "The benches in manorial halls are often slippery"

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Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo hates –
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully! with the plates!

 

THE HOBBIT. JRR TOLKIEN.

FOTO – STOKERS SIDING HALL 2009

I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe? Kate Chopin

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দেশর লািঠ এেকর োবাঝা/ dasher lathi eker bojha (ten men’s sticks are one man’s load, meaning sharing makes the task simpler) BANGLADESH.

Cause we’re all in the mood for a melody, And you’ve got us feeling all right. Billy Joel.

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There are 4 things you must never do: lie, steal, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.

Brianne Kelly Darragh . IRELAND.

FOTO – KAYE BASS RESTORED BY MONGREL GUITARS

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A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

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Dance is bigger than the physical body. …When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit.
Judith Jamison (b. 1943), U.S. dancer. Dancing Spirit (1993).

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"He was brought up in a house of women/ in a city of heat that gave its children/ faith in the fable of coral and fish/ told them the world was something to miss." grant mclennan

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A year ago the hill was afire,
The shout of voices, cry of stock,
Was screaming leaves, the moon
turned red,
Was day, was war, the hill was fire.

Ray Mathew

(GRANT MCLENNANUnkind and Unwise, from the 1984 album Spring Hill Fair)

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A land of sombre, silent hills, where mountain cattle go By twisted tracks, on sidelings deep, where giant gum trees grow And the wind replies, in the river oaks, to the song of the stream below. A land where the hills keep watch and ward, silent and wide awake. AB PATERSON.

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“Pigmei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident”

“Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.”
Lucan AD 39-65, The Civil War, Book II, 10

FOTO – BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB 2007.

 

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The first day I can remember looking into a mirror and being able to stand what I saw was the day I had a guitar in my hand. Bruce Springsteen

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Australian wind song

A poem by John Tomlinson©2005 John Tomlinson

My words are written on a westerly wind
please read them, or listen, please be my friend;
and let’s fight for justice and peace without end
and dance in the face of the westerly wind.

Union Songs

FOTO – HIMI AT BUDDHA BELLY UKI 2008

 

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Ring around the moon, rain is coming soon.

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Kazakh Names

Aigerim = beautiful moon

Aigul = moon flower

Aizhana = moon spirit or beautiful moon

FOTO – WINTERMOON FESTIVAL 2008