"Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book" as written by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard....
Fortune presents gifts not according to the book
Fortune presents gifts not according to the book
When you expect whistles it's flutes
When you expect flutes it's whistles

What various paths are followed in distributing honours and possessions
She gives awards to some and penitent's cloaks to others
When you expect whistles it's flutes
When you expect flutes it's whistles

Sometimes she robs the chief goatherd of his cottage and goat pen
And to whomever she fancies the lamest goat has born two kids
When you expect whistles it's flutes
When you expect flutes it's whistles

Because in a village a poor lad has stolen one egg
He swings in the sun and another gets away with a thousand crimes
When you expect whistles it's flutes
When you expect flutes it's whistles


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"Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book" as written by Lisa Germaine Gerrard Brendan Michael Perry

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    General CommentBasically, excrement happens and life isn't fair.

    It's a really nice translation of one of the poems of Luis de Góngora.
    jejones3141on September 27, 2009   Link

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