"Legend of a Girl Child Linda" as written by and Donovan Leitch....
I will bring you gold apples and grapes made of rubies
That have shone in the eyes of a prince of the breeze.
Bright cascading crystals, they danced in the sand dunes
On the beach of no footprints to harpsichord tunes.

A throne of white ivory, a gown of white lace
Lies still in the magic of a timeless place.
One hundred small children, they laugh at the white doves
That rest on their hands with the touch of love.

On a hillside of velvet the children they lay down
And make fun of the grown-ups with their silly frown.
And the sound of their laughter is the sound of the green sea
As it washed around the foot of the seashell tree.

The doves circle over and land in the trees
Where parrots are talking their words with such ease.
Thus spoke three wizards to the young ones that day:
"There's sadness in the kingdom, make it go far away."

If you follow the sunbeams through the valley of flowers
To the palace of the White Queen with its white jade towers.
The youngest, she sighed then the clouds drew away
And a hundred small fingers scratched their heads in dismay.

>From out of the sun a giant gull came flying
And the children got ready to sit on its wings.
They waved to the raindrops as they soared over the trees
The wind tossed their hair high, flashing gold on the sea.

They came to the castle and there they did fall,
And they saw all the sadness, through the crystal wall.
A princess lay a-sleeping so gentle and kind
Whilst her prince took to battle with his confused mind.

The clash of bright metal brought the children fear,
But their cloaks of blue satin dried up all of these tears.
Thus children held hands and they spelled out their name
All the golden children became a golden chain.

It lies on a white throne in a magic place
With a tunic of velvet and a gown of white lace.
My sword, it lies broken and cast in a lake
In a dream I was told that my princess would wake


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"Legend of a Girl Child Linda" as written by Donovan Leitch

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    General CommentI love this song. I always loved the medieval themes Donovan chose to portray in his songs.
    beatrizon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe didn't write this song, but it is an amazing cover by him
    chris20on January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf Donovan didn't write this song then who, praytell, did?
    j.justiceon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentj.justice... are you kidding? just search for information about the song and you will know who actually wrote the song.
    chris20on February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpreliminary searches are unproductive: the only name I see is "Donovan." And, you know... "Linda."
    j.justiceon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has been covered (most notably by Joan Baes) but I can say with absolute certainty it was written by Donovan for the love of his life, Linda Lawrence.
    j.justiceon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOL.
    quitecontraryon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The first two lines are my favorite.

    And yeah, Donovan DID write this song, I don't know where you heard otherwise.
    adobe830on December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis argument over who wrote the song is just more evidence that Donovan is not getting the cred he deserves!
    Rhodaon November 16, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningA brilliant beginning to an otherwise mundane series of images. Yes, it's by Donovan. He always used seagulls, sand, children, crystals and imagery from ancient times and fairy stories. The first two lines though, they're like the beginnings of a lovely Persian poem. I wish he'd continued in this vein.
    Tenorlordon July 05, 2013   Link

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