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Thursday, March 30, 2017

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE --- A SONG THAT IS ALREADY LEGENDARY BY BILL WITHERS





Every once in a while, a song comes along that is almost mythic.... A song that is so fundamental we feel it has been with us always.
The "House of The Rising Sun" is one such song.
          This creation by Bill Withers is another
song ( which seems to be out of our distant past) - almost an archetype. But the man singing here is the man who wrote it.
           What greater gift can any person give to human society than to write a song like this?
We don't know who was prime minister when Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan. But we remember the poem and the poet.
          To be fair, I'm a poet so I'm probably  prejudiced in this matter - but I'm pretty much right. Maybe I'm right entirely.
          OK I'm kidding... but to be real... this song is a masterpiece on a level we can hardly discern.
          People will still be singing this song when most of us are gone.

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OK, that's depressing. Tho 2 lines of this song
I find politically incorrect, but still very true.

"I OTTA LEAVE THE YOUNG THING ALONE,
  BUT AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE."

        My God, that's a true statement! Not socially approved, but true.

        At any rate, this is a great song. All homage goes to Bill Withers. I can't say enough
about this masterpiece.

        It's so good, it's on a par with the Mona Lisa.



(C)2017 by W.G. Milne