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Poetry in Song

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Shift your brain into high gear
Ponder a song that was ere a poem
Plenty to choose, I'm sure you know 'em
In the comments have them arrayed
After nine you'll hear some played
 
Here's what we played:
 
First Aid Kit "Stay Gold"
Robert Frost "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
 
Rufus Wainwright, Florence Welch "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes"
William Shakespeare "When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes"
 
The Heptones "Book of Rules"
Robert Lee Sharpe "A Bag of Tools"
 
Traffic "John Barleycorn Must Die"
Traditional "John Barleycorn"