Singer Natalie Merchant brings 19th century poetry back to life with her astonishingly lovely voice.

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Singer Natalie Merchant brings 19th century poetry back to life with her astonishingly lovely voice. Here she is with Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience written by Charles Causley (1917 – 2003).

I had a silver penny

And an apricot tree

And I said to the sailor

On the white quay

‘Sailor O sailor

Will you bring me

If I give you my penny

And my apricot tree

A fez from Algeria

An Arab drum to beat

A little gilt sword

And a parakeet?’

http://www.nataliemerchant.com/r/leave-your-sleep/lyrics/nursery-rhyme-of-innocence-and-experience

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12 Responses to Singer Natalie Merchant brings 19th century poetry back to life with her astonishingly lovely voice.

  1. Rajini Rao says:


    I just came across her singing..a poet/scientist/physician friend shared this with me! What a voice.


  2. Rajini Rao Super and its playing here as i saw the post…i clicked…thanks…nice words too ….smiling


  3. Kimberly Brosnan Good evening Kim ! smiling

  4. Rajini Rao says:


    Good morning, Kershaw Rustomji ..happy Sunday 🙂


  5. Rajini Rao Thanks Rajini and a good evening to you …:))


  6. Kimberly Brosnan Good to see you in action :))

  7. Tom Lee says:


    Rajini Rao Nice melody, strong vocal, great guitar sound. Overall I like it. Thanks for the share. Makes my Saturday complete, along with the SF 49ers won today ! 🙂


  8. Nice places with the right people gives you nice times… everytime! great share!

  9. Sunil Thaha says:


    Rings a bell about her TED talk; more from the same album (Leave Your Sleep) – Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life

  10. Rajini Rao says:


    Thanks for the link, Sunil Thaha!

  11. Peying Fong says:


    Thanks! Lovely to hear this music:-)

  12. Jay Conley says:


    What a soothing treat!

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