Monday, October 23, 2006

Rachel, Don't You Weep

Ever since I first listened to Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions album I've been in love with the song "Mary, Don't you Weep." Its a fairly well known traditional spiritual which uses lots of great imagry from the Torah. But, as a practicing Jew, I didn't feel comfortable singing a song addressed to "Mary," so I did a bit of a rewrite on the lyrics and came up with a Jewish version of this spiritual. The results can be heard on the Elijah Wilbury page at UkeLand:

I've also rerecorded Series of Dreams, since the initial recording was of very poor quality. I've also posted a remixed version, which has some effects added in an attempt to make it more "dreamy" (or something):


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.