More Yarn Will Do The Trick

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Yarn songs


A couple of days ago I changed the name of the blog to More Yarn Will Do The Trick, largely to make it more stand-alone and give it more independence from my website.  You may wonder why I chose the name.  Well, it's the name of the title track on a CD I recorded with The Purly Kings some years - three songs with a textile twist.  So to celebrate the new name here are the lyrics and you can have a listen too!




MORE YARN WILL DO THE TRICK
Cast off your cares and woes, set your needles free 
come with me to doze and dream beneath the knitters' tree. 
We'll spin ourselves a yarn that we've got stacks of cash
to fill a gigantic barn with an ever-increasing stash.

Visit a local yarn store, for it's therapy if you're sick 
Why pay shrinks and doctors when more yarn will do the trick? 

We'll knit ourselves a planet with a gauge of perfect order 
every nation will be patterned with a wavy aran border. 
We'll twist on moss stitch mountain and climb a cabled tree 
swim in the sapphire picot edging of a bobble-patterned sea 

Don't listen to trouble, don't give way to fears, 
Purl away your problems, knit away your tears.

So if you feel the itch and need to get your fingers going
Just open up that pattern book and get those yarns a-flowing
But if your rows are tight and you want to just hang loose
Always park your needles before you hit the juice 

The sky will be fairisle with a big intarsia sun 
the flora will be cashmere and the buttonholes will be fun. 
Our homes will be rainbow-colored, with yarns hand-painted and dyed 
we'll knit spaghetti for our supper and in a cable car we'll ride

Visit a local yarn store, for it's therapy if you're sick 
Why pay shrinks and doctors when more yarn will do the trick? 

We'll cast on many friendships and we'll knit them up real tight 
And get together often and party all the night
We'll lift our glasses joyfully and knit the whole town red 
Cos when it comes to the good times, knitting's streets ahead!

Don't listen to trouble, don't give way to fears, 
Purl away your problems, knit away your tears.
Visit a local yarn store, for it's therapy if you're sick 
Why pay shrinks and doctors when more yarn will do the trick? 
Why pay shrinks and doctors when more yarn will do the trick? 
© Jean Moss, Rory Motion & Roger Smith. All rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. Ah ha... here it is ! I knew you had written a song, but I didn't know a whole cd... about knitting ! I hope it's alright if I link to this post, on my interview with you ! Let me know otherwise. :)

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