From the album fairytale

In the tiny piece of coloured glass my love was born
And reds and golds and yellows were the colours in the dawn.
Night brought on its purple cloak of velvet to the sky
And the girls go willing spinning on Jersey Thursday.
In the tiny piece of coloured glass my love was born
And reds and golds and yellows were the colours in the dawn.
Night brought on its purple cloak of velvet to the sky
And the girls go willing spinning on Jersey Thursday.






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"Jersey Thursday" as written by Donovan Leitch

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    General CommentI'd really like to see someone explain this one!!
    beepstreetbiscuiton July 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have no fucking clue but this is a great song none the less.

    i dont think you can explain half of DL's lyrics he wrote some weird shit
    jtucker7on February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is defiantly one of my favorite donovan songs as well as my one of my first. I think he probobly wrote this song appreciating the sunset in a dirty city, jersey most likely on a thursday. The music itself gives an excellent mood for this contrast between beuaty(sunset) and filth(city streets gulls broken glass).
    J___Pon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Jersey' is not just a place in the US.

    'Jersey City'is an irrelevance.

    "This is defiantly one of my favorite donovan songs as well as my one of my first. I think he probobly wrote this song appreciating the sunset in a dirty city, jersey most likely on a thursday."

    Sorry. About as wrong as you can get. :ha: :ha:

    Jersey [the real one, not the ersatz US version)- in the 60's - was a laid-back place where (almost) anything went (unless you got caught) :ha: :ha:
    RupertBaeron August 27, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningFor those not geographically declined, Jersey is a British channel island off the ~French coast. (Otherwise it would be Joisey Thoisday). The misheard lyric is The Gulls were wheeling ,spinning.Not girls! Just another hippie paean
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    Quinriceon June 25, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI've always assumed that the song refers to the Isle of Jersey in the British Channel. My sense was that Donovan was experimenting with acid and was up all Wednesday night with a lover. When the dawn came on Thursday, he was looking at her through coloured glasses. The vibrant colours of the sunrise overwhelmed his senses. And yes, I think it was "gulls" who were wheeling and spinning in the Channel sky.
    BaxterBotoxon July 08, 2019   Link

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