Biography & Autobiography

First Time Ever

Author: Peggy Seeger

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 304

A SUNDAY TIMES AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters. Born in New York City in 1935, she enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and left-wing politics - they remain her lifeblood. After college, she travelled to Russia and China - against US advice - before arriving in London, where she met the man with whom she would raise three children and share the next thirty-three years: Ewan MacColl. Together, they helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the influential Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads series. And as Ewan's muse, she inspired one of the twentieth century's most popular love songs, 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. With a clear eye and generous spirit, Peggy writes of a rollercoaster life - of birth and abortion, sex and infidelity, devotion and betrayal - in a luminous, beautifully realised account.
Biography & Autobiography

The First Time Ever

Author: Jan G. Otterstrom Fonnesbeck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 397

Oh how the truth does bite. After class had closed, standing by the desk, of my seventh grade teacher. I was receiving, a large spoon full of that bitter but, necessary medicine called truth. “Well now Freddy Maguyer Tarrant” said the crotchety old Irish teacher. “Here you are showing up on your first day at this school for the blind with all the qualifications that should send you straight back to the fourth or fifth grade. However, since you are twelve years old, I’ll give you just one chance to buckle down and work your way out of your abysmal condition of ignorance. Just in this first day of class, I have learned that you have no understanding of numbers and most remarkably you do not even know the alphabet. You must have been living in a cave. Furthermore, it is inconceivable that the teachers you have had in the past have brought you to this point, knowing so little.” “They too must have lived in caves.” Standing silently by Miss Feelin’s desk, I felt a deep and overwhelming sense of dread and yet a deeper sense of burning shame. I knew in my heart of hearts that what she said was true. Two hundred miles from home in a boarding school for the blind, knowing nothing, I thought, when Miss Feelin said: “Now here is a poem in braille, Freddy, that you must learn by heart and recite before the class on Friday and no excuses”. “This poem is entitled, “To a Waterfowl” by William Cullen Bryant and in this poem there are five words, in particular, that you must remember to your dying day, yes, to your dying day”. These five words are: “Lone wandering, but not lost”, I repeat, “Lone wandering, but not lost” and you must never ever forget these words. These five words burst from old Miss Feelin with a nerve shattering shriek, with her knuckles banging on her desk top, for emphasis. “Now you remember what I’ve told and be off to your next class for you remind me of an Irish fiddle, all strings and no bow. I expect that every vagrant breeze that comes along will have its way with you.” That was 1938 and now it is seventy-three years later. And yes, I did learn those miserable numbers and even learned the alphabet. Those five words “Lone wandering, but not lost” have stood me in good stead, and yes, these vagrant breezes rushing down from these old, old hills around Palmares, Costa Rica do have their way with me. They touch the strings of my heart and set the memories to dancing. I invite you to read, reflect and enjoy the “First Time Ever”.
Music

Your Own Song to Sing (Volume 2)

Author: Saverio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 397

View: 736

Writing has taken over my life.. in a good way. My thoughts continually are geared towards my next song. Sometimes I get a few lines in my head when I am driving and I have to pull over the car and write them down! No matter where I am, I get the urge to write. I could be talking to a neighbor, or be in the middle of mass at church and a word or phrase will pop into my head and whoa! -a new song is born! More than anything I love, love, love, the peace of mind songwriting allows me to have. Most of my lyrics take me 15 to 30 minutes to write. There was a time when I was writing 6-8 lyrics in a day. Sometimes I would sit there and stare at my pencil asking why did you stop? I swear at times the pencil kept moving like I wasnt even thinking of what to write. This is my first edition. I hope to continue with future editions as I am still writing new songs everyday. Someday I hope to put my lyrics to my own music and I recently started taking piano lessons. Hey, we all know life is a learning process; a learning curve, we need to experience the turns with the ride! I wish you all success with this book and look forward to seeing some of you with me when it comes to award times!
Biography & Autobiography

The First Time Ever

Author: Fred K. Tarrant Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 82

View: 814

Oh how the truth does bite. After class had closed, standing by the desk, of my seventh grade teacher. I was receiving, a large spoon full of that bitter but, necessary medicine called truth. "Well now Freddy Maguyer Tarrant" said the crotchety old Irish teacher. "Here you are showing up on your first day at this school for the blind with all the qualifications that should send you straight back to the fourth or fifth grade. However, since you are twelve years old, I'll give you just one chance to buckle down and work your way out of your abysmal condition of ignorance. Just in this first day of class, I have learned that you have no understanding of numbers and most remarkably you do not even know the alphabet. You must have been living in a cave. Furthermore, it is inconceivable that the teachers you have had in the past have brought you to this point, knowing so little." "They too must have lived in caves." Standing silently by Miss Feelin's desk, I felt a deep and overwhelming sense of dread and yet a deeper sense of burning shame. I knew in my heart of hearts that what she said was true. Two hundred miles from home in a boarding school for the blind, knowing nothing, I thought, when Miss Feelin said: "Now here is a poem in braille, Freddy, that you must learn by heart and recite before the class on Friday and no excuses". "This poem is entitled, "To a Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant and in this poem there are five words, in particular, that you must remember to your dying day, yes, to your dying day". These five words are: "Lone wandering, but not lost", I repeat, "Lone wandering, but not lost" and you must never ever forget these words. These five words burst from old Miss Feelin with a nerve shattering shriek, with her knuckles banging on her desk top, for emphasis. "Now you remember what I've told and be off to your next class for you remind me of an Irish fiddle, all strings and no bow. I expect that every vagrant breeze that comes along will have its way with you." That was 1938 and now it is seventy-three years later. And yes, I did learn those miserable numbers and even learned the alphabet. Those five words "Lone wandering, but not lost" have stood me in good stead, and yes, these vagrant breezes rushing down from these old, old hills around Palmares, Costa Rica do have their way with me. They touch the strings of my heart and set the memories to dancing. I invite you to read, reflect and enjoy the "First Time Ever".
Fiction

The First Time Ever

Author: L M Krier

Publisher: LEMAS

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 877

Ted Darling was about to kill a man. For the first time in his life... You’ve never met a copper like Ted Darling. He’s small, quiet. He doesn’t smoke. He’s packed in the booze. But he’s a Specialist Firearms Officer. With black belts in four martial arts. Then a shift in circumstances makes him swap guns for the CID. His first case is the brutal murder of a teenage girl. His new boss thinks he can wrap it up easily. Ted has doubts over the suspect. Has he made the right choice in switching jobs? Or has he, as his Firearms boss warned him, committed career suicide? Grab your copy NOW to find out why everyone’s talking about the Ted Darling crime series.
Biography & Autobiography

Back-Story: First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door

Author: Jennifer H. R. Cutler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 808

Back-Story: First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door is a collection of non-fiction short stories that spans an inspiring scope of first-time experiences. From stand-up comedy in a Boston night club to death in Asia, life in unfamiliar countries, trials of burgeoning adulthood, and discovery of Olympian strengths, these stories illuminate the stories in all of us; tales that make us who we are today. Everyone has a story, even the stranger next door.

First Time Ever Fake Book

Author: Belwin & Mills

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 725

650 outstanding songs, including: All The Things You Are * Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea * Bluesette * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * C'est Si Bon * California Dreamin' * Color My World * Don't Cry For Me Argentina * Downtown * For All We Know * Free Bird * Galway Bay * The Girl From Ipanema * God Bless The Child * The Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hurting Each Other * I Want To Hold Your Hand * I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You * It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * Let It Be Me * Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me) * A Man And A Woman * Manhattan * Moonglow * More * Ol' Man River * P.S. I Love You * Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars * Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody * Sleigh Ride * So Nice (Summer Samba) * Stardust * Strangers In The Night * Watch What Happens * Who * Yellow Daze * You'll Never Walk Alone * and hundreds more.
American fiction

The First Time Ever

Author: Barbara Grier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American fiction

Page: 255

View: 715

From babydyke crushes to blistering passion, every lesbian remembers the moment of rapture and revelation when she was first awakened by another women.