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The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince - words, Tom Dawe; music, Morgan

The March Hare Literary festival in NL has been a part of my life for many years. Each year they honour a writer, and some years back the poet Tom Dawe was recognized. To mark the occasion, I put one of his poems to music. Here it is. I love this story, and the way it's told. I hope the music has done it justice. We had a lot of fun with this one. My friends in the village singing, weird and wonderful sounds, and a chance to be just a little bit mad!

Resplendent in the ranks of mud, unmindful of the race of man
I bloomed with waterlily bud, lolled blissful in the pools of Pan
Cavorting in a classless ooze, oblivious to all amiss
My life one lovely swampy snooze, before that metamorphic kiss

Now as a prince I pace bright halls, and palace floors are prickly dry
I plop from ornamental walls to catch the odd bug on the sly
Weighed down by crown my mother sits a- counting out her kingdom's woes
My princess screams and threatens fits, she's found a blemish on her nose

I keep a swamp tune in my head against the stress of courtly knack
I crave the id of watershed, caressing moonshine on my back

 

The Frog Prince