Prince Of The Apple Towns

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A tribute to Dylan Thomas

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Prince of the Apple Towns
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Over songs of saints and martyrs / From Swansea to Crymlyn Bog
He’s been alive one thousand years / With eyes of sea and fog
Down the green and golden pathways / Among horses and cows
A huntsman and a herdsman / Under the apple boughs

CHORUS: In our songs of salt and barley / In our temporary crowns
In the sun that’s young once only, Prince...
...of the Apple Towns He was the Prince of the Apple Towns

Famous among the foxes / With songs carved out of soap
Where the children of the harvest / And the spellbound horses lope
In the shadows of the Mumbles / He ran his heedless ways
Tipsy from salvation’s bottle / Onto the fields of praise

CHORUS: In our songs of salt and barley / In our temporary crowns
In the sun that’s young once only, Prince...
...of the Apple Towns He was the Prince of the Apple Towns

BRIDGE:
In a song of New York City in winter windfall light
At the old White Horse Tavern, he sang the sun in flight
A boy as mad as birds after the birth of simple light
In his cups and all alone, Into that good night

Where his heart is still a bird’s nest / In a three-piece suit of spades
And the moon is always rising / Over hummingbird parades
And Swansea bells keep ringing / Unbound by gravity
In his chains forever singing / Like the sea

CHORUS: In our songs of salt and barley / In our temporary crowns
In the sun that’s young once only, Prince...
...of the Apple Towns He was the Prince of the Apple Towns

Prince...
...of the Apple Towns He was the Prince of the Apple Towns

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from Still The Birds, released May 6, 2016

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Darryl Purpose Nederland, Colorado

www.darrylpurpose.com/bio

Darryl went to Las Vegas when he was 19 and became a professional card player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'.

He has toured extensively and released 7 albums. His second album produced by Billy Crockett at Blue Rock Studios will come out in 2016.

The sometimes social activist always has a compelling story to tell, in words and in song.
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