MYSTERY WOMAN

By the Mighty Mumford

MYSTERY WOMAN

A love-hate relationship,

Her tongue sharp as a whip…

Hardly a good friend

Her influence ends

Leaving my shoulders a chip.

He often looked secretly

For whatever he could see…

Interest slow

Till college it flowed,

Then tame it and find a door key!

His prejudice for redheads-

He was one as we’ve said–

Influenced by

Her frequent fur fly,

He dared not go where she tread.

When she died his tears

Weren’t clear for years…

Letting go

Takes time you know,

The loved one who forcefully steers!

–Jonathan Caswell

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The Essential Mingus Big Band: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Jazz You Too

This jazz standard was composed by Charles Mingus, written as an elegy for saxophonist Lester Young, who died two months before its first recording session on the album Mingus Ah Um. The name of the composition was inspired by Lester’s broad-rimmed pork pie hat. This song has been recorded by many jazz musicians throughout the years. On this version we can listen to an outstanding Seamus Blake on saxophone. charles mingus

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DAVID, AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

By the Mighty Mumford

DAVID, AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

David, after God’s very heart,

Portrays the righteous art…

Of serving his Lord,

Often restored

Through being in God’s eye from the start!

King David wrote Psalms and prayers,

To God, not putting on airs…

But humbly

Seeking God daily,

He poured out to God all his cares!

Tiring, we seek what is best,

For we would  enter God’s Rest,

Kadesh  barnea

A bad idea,

Trusting Him to pass His test.

Jonathan Caaswell

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