Friday, June 15, 2007

From Mike Dickman

One of my favourite memories of Anapurna is of an evening in the barn at Laugeral in the Dordogne. We were doing a concert at the end of the teachings and I'd been up playing this, that and the next thing for a while. There was a break, and then suddenly there was Anapurna on the airs all around us, singing Donovan's Catch the Wind. It was great to hear the song again after all those years, and a great version... remains in my heart to this day.

Since today is your cremation day, my friend, here's the song again (or its words, anyway)... Hope you do catch that wind...

Sail on!

In the chilly hours and minutes,
Of uncertainty, I want to be,
In the warm hold of your loving mind.

To feel you all around me,
And to take your hand, along the sand,
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

When sundown pales the sky,
I wanna hide a while, behind your smile,
And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find.

For me to love you now,
Would be the sweetest thing, 'twould make me sing,
Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.

When rain has hung the leaves with tears,
I want you near, to kill my fears
To help me to leave all my blues behind.

For standin' in your heart,
Is where I want to be, and I long to be,
Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.

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