Once Upon the Seas of Abyssinia
T. Rex Lyrics


Once upon the Seas of Abyssinia
A cultured man with rings
Within his ear-lobes
Locked the door
From which the sun arose
A man at noon
With shadows on his cheek bone
Singed for sleep
To use him as a pillow
His robes of chintz were melting
In the snows

The stars with eyes
Embedded in his footprints
Wept sweet words
From his remembered childhood
Poets of the skies
Look long and hard

Once upon the Seas of Abyssinia
A cultured man with rings
Within his ear-lobes
Locked the door
From which the sun arose

La, la, la, la, da, da, da, da, la, la, la, la....

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MrParisienWalkways

The magic of Marc Bolan a true original

lord Fudgegravey

His robes of chintz were wilting in the snows

Marc Rollins

If people embraced this song for what it REALLY means the world would be a very different place!

Kurt Blake

I have no idea what the song is about

Jon Flynn

Just delicious.......and the lyrics are exceptional

MOJOPIN1960

Beautiful poetry from Marc !

Bryan McCabe

Heard this song for the first time when I was 14. Which was 32 years ago. I just coudnt get it out my head. I've been a massive fan ever since. Very magical.

Raymond Jones

I heard this song for the first time when I was 15 that was 43 years ago .!
Sounds just as good now as it did then...
But maybe I'm a bit bias being a bolan fanatic.

Oliver Burke

One of the greats

John Gilheaney

Magical Marc Bolan. Love the image on this video, complements the song so well.

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