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Bird's Lament
Moondog Lyrics

We have lyrics for these tracks by Moondog:

All Is Loneliness all is loneliness here for me loneliness here for me... lone…
Choo Choo Lullaby CHOO - CHOO LULLABY Choo - Choo Lullaby, sing oh me…
Do Your Thing Do your thing! Be fancy-free to call the tune you sing. Do…
Enough About Human Rights! Enough about Human Rights What about Wal Rights? What about …
Fujiyama 2 富士の山よ 私を連れ去っておくれ あの人が死んでしまったから この人生はもうおしまい 富士の山よ 何処にあの人が佇み、…
High On A Rocky Ledge High on a rocky ledge lives a Mädel, Edelweiß. She has…
I'm In The World I'm in the world where young and old Are bought and…
I'm Just A Hop Head I'm just a hop-head, and so I'll be till I'm…
Moondog Monologue No matter where I came from, I say, No matter where…
Moondog Monologue (Remastered 2019) No matter where I came from, I say, No matter where…
Moondog Monologue - Remastered 2019 No matter where I came from, I say, No matter where…
New Amsterdam New Amsterdam was her name Before she was New York New Amste…
Pigmy Pig Pigmy Pig, how big you are, big as Pigmy Seal. Pigmy…

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Here's an interesting fact.

Artur Rodzinski who was Music Director of the NY Philharmonic (1943-47) recognized the genius of Moondog and wanted the Philharmonic to perform his work.

Unfortunately there wasn't enough money in the budget and Moondog couldn't afford to create the necessary arrangements for an orchestra.

Rodzinski was one of the few forward thinking directors of the Phil and after his tenure ended there wasn't any interest from his successors to champion Moondog's work.

To me it's an artistic tragedy. If genuises like Moondog and Charles Mingus were recognized and accepted by the classical music world it would have opened up the creativity of the genre and everyone would have been better for it.

Leper Lord

​@Geytkeypur Yhis is brilliant

i am just learning of you right now mate

Did you play this sax?

What is your band/project called?

At 1st i thought u were a former saxaphonic member :)

I would love this in lossless

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anybody got a bpm for this by chance?

David Surbey

96bpm is exact

Wilfried Wächter

Eine Minute lang die Schläge mitzählen -- das kannst auch Du! Kommt 100 raus. Genauer muß es nicht sein. Ein blinder Moondog hat wohl auch nicht nach der Uhr gespielt -- der hat einfach in sich hineingehorcht und das Tempo nach seinem Bauchgefühl festgelegt.

Toughen Up, Fluffy

No, you'll have to talk to your doctor about Blood Pressure Medicine.

Will Terry

Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. I count roughly 100 - 104 BPM


@C J Parrott count on a sweep hand 30 seconds multiply by 2, that’s how I did it way back in the 70s. Nowadays there are apps for that. Cheers.

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Manfred Ostrowski

Moondog lived and composed in my tiny hometown Oer-Erkenschwick on the northern rim of the dying industrial Ruhr Area (Germany) for many years. And I saw him frequently standing in Recklinghausen not knowing that I was passing by a music genius


There's a memorial sign on the left side of the "Alte Apotheke" (old pharmacy) in Recklinghausen, where he used to stand.

Phill Healey

I think that's actually how he felt most comfortable. He didn't live for many years on a roundabout just for the artistic credibility.

Szymon Budzowski

@KermitdeKipper That's beautiful story

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