Dan Gribbin

Dan Gribbin

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Folk - Contemporary | Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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Member Since: 2005
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30

Song Description

The speaker in the song seems vaguely reminiscent of the character in e. e. cummings' poem "anyone lived in a pretty how town," a character who "sang his didn't and danced his did." Only this character could never be confined to a town.

Story Behind the Song

The song is a kind of modern sequel to the traditional Irish tune "Little Beggarman." I wrote it on the plane as we flew to Paris, so I guess I was within shouting distance of Ireland at some point in the flight.

Lyrics

Rich man, poor man, beggarman thief
Rise to meet the day.
Sun shines down on the roof and the leaf.
Work and sweat and play.

Dance me silly to the rising moon.
Sing me the setting sun.
Lost my money but I found my heart.
Lucky, lucky one.

Grabs him a gold brick, I get a piece.
Nibble my bread all day.
Builds him a barn to protect his fleece;
I smell the new-mown hay.

Dance me silly to the rising moon.
Sing me the setting sun.
Lost my money, but I found my heart.
Lucky, lucky one.

Build me a cabin where the wind don't roar.
I'll stay a night or two.
Build me a boat with a silver oar.
I'll bid those hedgerows adieu.

The river runs high and the river runs low,
Carving the seasons through.
The river runs wild with the melting snow;
I want to run with you.

Dance me silly to the rising moon.
Sing me the setting sun.
Lost my money, but I found my heart.
Lucky, lucky one. Lucky, lucky one.

I ain't a rich man, you can see,
Wish't I had a dime.
Vagabond bird in yonder tree
Sings to me all the time

Dance me silly to the rising moon.
Sing me the setting sun.
Lost my money, but I found my heart.
Lucky, lucky one. Lucky, lucky one.
Oh, ain't I the lucky . . . one. Lucky, lucky one.

Song Length
3:31
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Cajun
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Joyful, Affable

Subject Matter
Life, Freedom

Similar Artist
Cat Stevens
Language
English

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Label Credits Anhinga Harmonics