Saturday, February 7, 2009

John Martyn RIP

I’ve not kept up with current events lately, so just learned that folk/jazz singer-songwriter John Martyn died last week at age 60. The NYT obit is here. My post about Martyn back in October can be found here.

In memory, here’s a video of John Martyn performing his perfectly lovely tune, May You Never, with lyrics suitable for an Irish wake. (You may know Eric Clapton's cover of this song on his Slow Hand album).

May you never lay your head down, without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.
May you never lose your temper in a barroom fight
May you never lose your woman overnight.

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