Who Sang October Song? The Incredible String Band

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Release information
Writer(s): Robin Williamson, Robin D.h. Williamson
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Psychedelic Rock/Folk
length: 4:09
Some other versions of "October Song"

I'll sing you this October song,
Oh, there is no song before it.
The words and tune are none of my own,
for my joys and sorrows bore it.

Beside the sea
The brambly briars, in the still of evening,
Birds fly out behind the sun,
and with them I'll be leaving.

The fallen leaves that jewel the ground,
They know the art of dying,
And leave with joy their glad gold hearts,
In the scarlet shadows lying.

When hunger calls my footsteps home,
The morning follows after,
I swim the seas within my mind,
And the pine-trees laugh green laughter.

I used to search for happiness,
And I used to follow pleasure,
But I found a door behind my mind,
And that's the greatest treasure.

For rulers like to lay down laws,
And rebels like to break them,
And the poor priests like to walk in chains,
And God likes to forsake them.

I met a man whose name was Time,
And he said, "I must be going,"
But just how long ago that was,
I have no way of knowing.

Sometimes I want to murder time,
Sometimes when my heart's aching,
But mostly I just stroll along,
The path that he is taking.

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Maybe Someday
  • 2 October Song
  • 3 When the Music Starts to Play
  • 4 Schaeffer's Jig
  • 5 Womankind
  • 6 The Tree
  • 7 Whistle Tune
  • 8 Dandelion Blues
  • 9 How Happy I Am
  • 10 Empty Pocket Blues
  • 11 Smoke Shovelling Song
  • 12 Can't Keep Me Here
  • 13 Good as Gone
  • 14 Footsteps of the Heron
  • 15 Niggertown
  • 16 Everything's Fine Right Now

  • Release information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin