terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012

Fortune Teller

I went to the fortune teller
To have my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Said she'd take a look at my palm
Said "Sonny you feel kind of warm"
She looked into her crystal ball
And said "I see lo--ove".

I said it could not be so,
Not with all the girls I know.
She said when the next one arrives
Take a look into her eyes.

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next thing I discovered
The fortune teller told me lies.

So I ran back to that woman
Mad as I could be
Said I didn't see nobody
Why'd she made a fool out of me?

At last something shook me
As if it came down from above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in lo--ove.

Now I'm a happy fella
I'm married to the fortune teller
We're as happy as we can be
- And what's more I get my fortune told for free (spoken).

This song was written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville and first recorded by Benny Spellman in 1962. Several others recorded it, but the most famous version is the one by The Who (on their famous Live at Leeds). My favorite is the one performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in 2007. 

This is my contribution to The Three Muses challenge: word art. I left you quoting Benjamim Franklin: “He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. He is impelled by inertia, rather than curiosity, and nothing is more unlike the submissive apathy with which he hears his fate revealed than the alert dexterity with which the man of courage lays hands on the future.”

Thanks to Crowabout, Tumble Fish and Beth Rimmer.

11 comentários:

  1. Wondrous words and art- great color and imagery make this piece special!

  2. Love it, love it, love it, beautiful work and that cat just makes me smile...awesome job Chris!

  3. She definitely looks like she is ready for someone to look into her eyes. I love the colors! Beautiful work.

  4. I just love it, Christine! What an absolutely great piece...so creative, and the colors and elements are perfect! Thanks for the info on the song, it's wonderful! Bravo!!!

  5. Well, now, Christine, this is wonderful and fun! I love the poem/song but most of all Ben Franklin's words!

  6. Fabulous piece Christine. So clever, matching the song! Love it! xx

  7. WOW, Christine, you must have put a good bit of time into this wonderful illustration of the words of the song! Beautifully done. AND, thanks for the words of old Ben. Wise old bird, wasn't he?

  8. Ah Christine, not only have you given us a truly wonderful picture so full of interest and life and beautiful artwork but the poem is fantastic as is the quote by Benjamin Franklin. You put so much work into this and IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. Superb.

  9. Hahaha! Wonderful Christine!
    She's perfect in her world & for these words!

  10. Wow, Christine, this is absolutely exquisite, both the illustration and the lyrics. A standing ovation, my friend.


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