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Lay Down
by The Strawbs

#1972

Here's a small snippet from the website "Bloggin fae the 'Burn: Ulster-Scots thoughts" as just a little background to today's selection:

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Glam Psalm - "Lay Down" by 'The Strawbs'

Back in sixth form (that's the early 1990s), one of my friends introduced me to "Lay Down" by 'The Strawbs', recorded in 1972. It has been in my head all week for some reason, a great tune but I was never able to work out the words. Google has supplied these [from the first verse], which it seems are based on Psalm 23 [of the Bible].

By still waters I lay down with the lambs
In pastures green I made peace with my soul
And I cared not for the night
While my guiding star shone bright
By still waters I lay down
I lay down.

Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
For my soul.

[ The other verses and comments are at http://clydesburn.blogspot.com/2014/12/glam-psalm-down-by-strawbs.html ]

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Over all this time, I had not spotted the Biblical connection, I must admit. To me it was just a great folk-rocker. (I'm not at all religious, which probably explains that.)

Strictly an albums band in the US (with varying degrees of very mild success in the Billboard 200), they never cracked the Hot 100 with a single at all. However, today's release rose to No. 12 in the UK Singles chart in 1972.
http://clydesburn.blogspot.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay_Down
1972 - A&M Records - United Kingdom - From the album "Bursting at the Seams".
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