Bluer Than Robin’s Eggs

This morning, while taking the outgoing mail to the box, I noticed a few pieces of broken, blue eggs on the driveway. It was windy, with the storms and all last night, but there was nothing to indicate the eggs fell intact to the ground and broke.

Whenever I see Robin’s egg, I immediately think of a line from Joan Baez’s song, Diamonds and Rust, written about her break up with singer/songwriter, Bob Dylan. It is a very pretty song and I have seen it referred to as one of the best love songs ever written.

I heard it for the first time being covered by Blackmore’s Night, on their Ghost of a Rose album.  I think that musically, it is the best version.

Joan’s, live version can be found here.

It has also been covered by Judas Priest (no, really) and here is a recent,  live version.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Bluer Than Robin’s Eggs

  1. Dale says:

    What a gorgeous song. I love this version. Thanks, Ray

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  2. josiesvoice says:

    Those broken eggshells’ color do remind me of the signature color of Tiffany & Co, The first picture shows an egg shell shaped like a cuff link. If you collected them and lay them on top of even a white piece of fabric, the colors would come out striking. It would make a nice wedding favor when bagged together in a white net and finished off with a white satin ribbon. Then it would as if it came out from Tiffany’s.Just a thought. And Ms. Priest’s song cover is great.

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  3. Live & Learn says:

    Love the tune. And nothing like egg shell blue.

    Like

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