October Song Lyrics - The Incredible String Band

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I'll sing you this October song.
Oh, there is no song before it.
The words and tune are none of my own
for my joys and sorrows bore it.

Beside the sea,
The brambly briars in the still of evening.
Birds fly out behind the sun
and with them I'll be leavng.

The fallen leaves that jewel the ground
They know the art of dying.
And leave with joy their glad gold hearts
In the scarlet shadows lying.

When hunger calls my footsteps home
The morning follows after.
I swim the seas within my mind
And the pine trees laugh green laughter.

I used to search for happiness
And I used to follow pleasure
But, I found a door behind my mind
And that's the greatest treasure.

For rulers like to lay down laws
And rebels like to break them.
And the poor priests like to walk in chains
And God likes to forsake them.

I met a man whose name was Time
And he said, "I must be going".
But just how long ago that was
I have no way of knowing.

Sometimes I want to murder time,
Sometimes when my heart's aching.
But mostly I just stroll along
The path that he is taking.

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Mark Goff | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/14/14

I bought this album when it was first released and listened to it hundreds of times (often in an "expanded" state of mind). It's still the best acoustical folk album of the late 60's.) I had the privilege of seeing them at Woodstock and they were "incredible".

Easy tuning | Reviewer: Dave Ellis | 10/30/13

This song works well with a dropped D. The riff played on a whistle by Roy Williamson of the Corries is easy to follow if you slide the D shape up to fret 5 using the open dropped D alternating on fret 5. The poetry in this is sometime equalled but never surpassed.

murder time | Reviewer: Robin Roland | 5/18/13

The last verse is:
sometimes I want to murder time
sometimes when my heart's aching
but mostly I just stroll along
the path that he is taking.
This song is easy to play in a DADF#AD tuning, tho' Robin Williamson doesn't use that. I like it slower and more pensive. Beautiful lyrics!

What the Holy F was that ? | Reviewer: Raven Blackwell | 8/15/07

October Song by the incredible string band is the most beautiful Recorded Song I have ever heard sang by a man.

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