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The boy and the schoolmaster

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I made a song out of the fable “The Boy and the Schoolmaster” by Jean De La Fontaine, that french writer from the 17th century.

And here’s the story:

A boy, that frolicked on the banks of Seine,
Fell in, and would have found a watery grave,
Had not that hand that plants never in vain
A willow planted there, his life to save.
While hanging by its branches as he might,
A certain sage preceptor came in sight;
To whom the urchin cried, “Save, or I’m drowned!”
The master, turning gravely at the sound,
Thought proper for a while to stand aloof,
And give the boy some seasonable reproof.
“You little wretch! this comes of foolish playing,
Commands and precepts disobeying.
A naughty rogue, no doubt, you are,
Who thus requite your parents care.
Alas! their lot I pity much,
Whom fate condemns to watch over such.”
This having coolly said, and more,
He pulled the drowning lad ashore.

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Cave Street said

nice one, well done!

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K. SCOT SPARKS 79+intercessions said

: )

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kirklynch said

Love the video!! Great stuff. Thanks for taking time to check out my stuff. That cut you mentioned wasn't done with the ebow. Just the volume control

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kirklynch said

Nice!! Reminds me a bit of old incredible string band stuff