Shakespeare was a friend of mine Alternative Folk

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I had this guitar piece and Joel's witty lyrics fit surprisingly well. After years I finally got round to making a demo...

Yeah, it's a bit weird.


by Joel Sattler 

[Written for the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, 
May 3, 2016] 

Shakespeare was a friend of mine 
he signed right on the dotted line 
he took the bait he took the fall 
he drove my car into a wall 
he took the blame he paid the fine 
Shakespeare was a friend of mine 

John Donne was a pal to me 
he taught me hard theology 
he took me up and slapped me down 
and buried me in cold cold ground 
he played the trick of memory 
John Donne was a pal to me 

Francis Bacon was a man 
a mighty man was he 
he sat on Queen Elizabeth 
and made a monarchy 

Ben Johnson was my bestest bud 
he dragged my name right thru the mud 
Fletcher paid the asking price 
Beaumont wasn't very nice 
water aint as thick as blood 
Ben J was my bestest bud 

Christopher Marlowe where have you gone? 
did you know that it was wrong ? 

The Earl of Oxford was a card 
the Knave of Hearts but not the Bard 
400 years to fool the fools 
they even teach him in the schools 
oh night so cloudless and so starred 
Earl of Oxford what a card ! 

Shakespeare was a friend of mine 
all the world's a stage in time 
one man may play many parts 
one girl may break many hearts 
every cat has lives of nine 
Shakespeare was a friend of mine. 

O death, where is thy sting? 

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Genre Alternative Folk Key D BPM 106.0

Collaboration started April 1, 2020 by formfisch
Last upload 10 days ago

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formfisch Felix S
Bonn Germany
joel_sattlersongs Joel Sattler
Chevy Chase Maryland USA
alyo Alex Zulaika
Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain
RGBass Rob Glass
Vancouver BC Canada