All Your Pretty Colours

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a soil-enriching voucher worth 25 crisp ones for Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favorite song which mentions a specific colour.

You answered in your brightest, if seasonally appropriate, garb.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Spandau Ballet – Gold

Slightly Bemused (always the bridesmaid) writes:

Gold by Spandau Ballet: Not my personal favourite, but the favourite of a very good friend of mine. I remember at the time buying the CD for her here when I was on a break, and giving it to her when I returned. Where I was working (and where she lived) was at the time a little removed from standard trade and was basically a war zone. Her delight when she took the CD out of the envelope I had creatively wrapped it in (ok, I just put it in a standard Manila envelope) was wonderful. If I recall correctly it cost me about IR£15, but it was worth every penny to see her smile.

Runner up:

Simon and Garfunkel – For Emily Wherever I May Find Her 

MIilly Vanilly Strikes Again writes

‘What a dream I had, dressed organdie, cloaked in crinoline of smoky burgundy, softer than the rain…’

It’s a long time favourite of mine for deeply personal reasons, but more than that, it’s beautiful…

Winner:

Joni Mitchell – Little Green

ItWasChaosBilly writes:

“Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who’ve made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer.”

About the loss felt giving a child up for adoption, it’s autobiographical, brave, beautiful and incredibly sad. Mitchell’s writing on Blue (more colours!) is flawless, but the naming of the child ‘Green’ in this song tells us all we need to know about the narrator and their lost, imagined child.

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Golden Discs

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4 thoughts on “All Your Pretty Colours

  1. Slightly Bemused

    It is never wrong when Joni Mitchell wins one of these! Well done ItWasChaosBilly! Enjoy the opportunities for either new music, or old friends, that the vouchers offer you!

    But, ehm, “Always the bridesmaid”???

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Oh, it already did a couple of years back. That’s why I am surprised at the appellation :-)

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