Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Welcome home Macbeth
It's been a long long time
And everyone knows you're here
It's easy to see they care 

Banquo's been and gone
He's seen it all before
He took it and then he did walk it
He shook it and then he did rock it

And you know it's true
You never saw things quite that way
She knew it all
And made you see things all her way
Somebody knows for sure
It's gotta be me or it's gotta be you
Come on along and tell me it's alright
It's alright by me 

Alas for poor Macbeth
He found a shallow grave
But better than a painful death
And quicker than his dying breath

NOTE:  Seeing John Cale perform "Macbeth" in New York in January fulfilled a longtime desire of mine.  I've seen Cale perform numerous times -- always terrific concerts -- but he never played this one, the concluding song on side 1 of "Paris, 1919."  What a neat song; what a recording.   

It's "Macbeth" week in our house.  But it's not as gory and tragic as that may sound.  Jane's studying the play in school.  Until Thursday when it's on to Myrtle Beach, SC for softball and, I hope, no witches or warlocks for a sunny hitting, fielding, baserunning week.

John Cale:  Macbeth (Link)

Illustrations (from top):  (1:) Ellen and Charles Kean as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, wearing historically accurate costumes; (2)  Henry Fuseli, Macbeth and Banquo with the Witches, 1793-94; (3)  Macbeth and Banquo Enountering The Witches, from Hollinshed's Chronicles, 1577; (4)  William Rimmer, Scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches' conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I, 1850.


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