Curry Land Lyrics - Donovan

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Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 4:39
composer: Donovan
lyricist: Donovan
Lady you are my peace of mind
Were I to seek your par none I could find
You delicately went to curry land
And left a lonely man
Ah me yogi blue
He thought to himself as he sat before
His stocks and shares a dreadful bore
If I'm to live another happy day
I best make haste and be on my way
Oh me oh my
He at his desk did write and indicate
To lawyer friend and intimate
His lamentable grief did necessitate
The need for one swift bird to sail the ocean o'er
A sailing schooner was soon seen sailing
Swift and silent around the sound
Salutating seagulls heralding
The wonderous transport upon the wing
Twenty days from Goa they did espie
A wealthy merchant bound for Arabi-iy
Exchanging greetings
Had he heard the news
The Lady Hall had drowned
The price of Ninevah rose
Storms and tempests his shattered mind beset
Hurricanes of pains raged and tore
Truly drowned in grief he did repair
To haunted trinkets and gross despair
All in white neath shade
In bamboo chair
Military disipline has replaced despair
Anchored in the bay of innocence
Is left a lonely man
Lonely through and through

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Changes
  • 2 Song for John
  • 3 Curry Land
  • 4 Joe Bean's Theme
  • 5 People Used To
  • 6 Celtic Rock
  • 7 Riki Tivi Tavi
  • 8 Clara Clairvoyant
  • 9 Roots of Oak
  • 10 Season of Farewell
  • 11 Poke at the Pope
  • 12 New Year's Resolution