We Go Together (Chants from Walkabouts - 9)

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Poem 109 of 230:  WE GO TOGETHER 


C2 E2 G2 E3 C2 E2 G2 E3
E2 G2 E2 E2 E3
C2 E2 G2 E3 C2 E2 G2 E3
E2 G2 E2 E2 E3
C2 E2 G2 E3 C2 E2 G2 E3
E2 G2 E2 E2 E3

G2 A2 B2 B2 A2 G2 A2 G2
B2 A2 G2 A2 G2
C2 A2 B2 B3 C2 A2 B2 B3
C2 A2 B2 B3 C2 A2 B2 B3
B2 A2 G2 A2 G2
B3 B2 A2 G2 A2 G3)

Does a mortar need a pestle?
A curry a grind?
Does a monsieur need a madame?
An ooh need two la’s?
Does a sweat-bee need some pollen?
And flowers a bee?

Yes, Honey, we go together;
We go together...
Like scones and tea just after three,
Or cheese and wine at dinnertime,
We go together;
Yeah, we go together.

Does a mortise need a tenon?
A cue need a glaze?
Does an hombre need a mujer?
A tango take two?
Does a taproot need some wet earth?
And flowers a buzz?


Does a fortune mean a soul-mate?
And love extreme care?
Does a body need a shelter?
A finger a ring?
Does a sloth-bear need a hide-out?
And bees a beehive?


(C) David Franks
From http://walkaboutsverse.blogspot.com

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tony sheridan

Sat 3rd Nov 2012 20:06

A great love song. Take care,Tony.

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David Franks

Sat 25th Feb 2012 22:29

Thanks, Tom - I seem to have some things in common with Ginsberg, because he was also mentioned at Tyneside Poets, when I began to accompany my verses with a lag-top Casio keyboard (rather than a harmonium!).

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Tom Harding

Sat 25th Feb 2012 21:01

i admire your indefatigable spirit and engagement with your subject. it's nice to see someone with a commitment to a project. your works remind me of ginsberg's travelling song/ poems.

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