JM Week #2 This one gets me all 'neckhairy' for the lines ...
"And his children come around him with their prittle prattling stories
With their prittle prattling stories to drive care away
And he's as happy as those
As have thousands of riches
Contented he'll remain and not ramble away"
It's the delivery as much as the lyric & sentiment as I know it's not an original John song. Gets me every time.
I'm just in the mood for something very mellow and songs don't come much more mellow than this. Not just one of my favourite JM tracks, but one of brilliant actress Kristin Scott Thomas's as well. She chose it as one of her eight tracks for Desert Island Discs.