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Epistle to Dippy

Donovan
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1967
Donovan - vocals and acoustic guitar
Jimmy Page - electric guitar,
John Cameron - keyboards and arrangement
Danny Thompson - bass
Tony Carr - drums


Epistle To Dippy

Scritta sotto forma di lettera aperta a un vecchio compagno di scuola, la canzone possiede un forte messaggio pacifista in aggiunta all'atmosfera psichedelica. Il vero "Dippy" era, all'epoca, nell'esercito britannico di stanza in Malaysia. Secondo Brian Hogg, che scrisse le note interne del box set Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964–1976, Dippy ascoltò la canzone, contattò Donovan e come risultato lasciò le armi.

Epistle to Dippy - Wikipedia
Written in the form of an open letter to an old school friend, the song had a strong pacifist message in addition to its florid psychedelic imagery. The real "Dippy" was, at the time, serving in the British Army in Malaysia. According to Brian Hogg, who wrote the liner notes for the Donovan boxed set, Troubadour, Dippy heard the song, contacted Donovan and left the army as a result.

Epistle to Dippy - Wikipedia
Look on yonder misty mountain
See the young monk meditating rhododendron forest
Over dusty years, I ask you
What's it's been like being you?

Through all levels you've been changing
Getting a little bit better, no doubt
The doctor bit was so far out
Looking through crystal spectacles
I can see I had your fun

Doing us paperback reader
Made the teacher suspicious about insanity
Fingers always touching girl

Through all levels you've been changing
Getting a little bit better, no doubt
The doctor bit was so far out
Looking through all kinds of windows
I can see I had your fun
Looking through all kinds of windows
I can see I had your fun

Looking through crystal spectacles
I can see I had your fun
Looking through crystal spectacles
I can see I had your fun
Rebel against society
Such a tiny speculating whether to be a hip or
Skip along quite merrily

Through all levels you've been changing
Elevator in the brain hotel
Broken down but just as well-a
Looking through crystal spectacles, ah
I can see I had your fun

Dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum dum
Dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum dum
Dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum dum
Dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum dum
Dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum dum

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