Dec 28, 2016

BOB DYLAN - Boots Of Spanish Leather (from Live at Town Hall, Apr 12, 1963)

Oh I'm sailin' away my own true love
I'm sailin' away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I'll be landing ?

No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true love
There's nothin' I wish to be ownin'
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean.

Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona ?

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'.

That I might be gone a long time
And it's only that I'm askin'
Is there something I can send you to remember me by
To make your time more easy passin' ?

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I want from you today
I would want again tomorrow.

I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin'
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back again
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'.

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
I'm sure your mind is roarmin'
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country to where you're goin'.

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there's something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather.

Dec 12, 2016

In Memoriam: John Glenn

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Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 4:56 PM
Subject: In Memoriam: John Glenn
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Portrait of John Glenn now on view

In memory of the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, the National Portrait Gallery has put on view one of our eight pieces depicting the American icon. View Glenn's portrait on the first floor of the museum in the "In Memoriam" space.

The 1988 portrait by Henry C. Casselli captures Glenn in a moment of reflection just prior to disembarking on the Discovery mission that, at the age of 77, made him the oldest astronaut to reach space. As a distinguished military pilot, the first American to enter orbit, a successful businessman and a respected Ohio senator, Glenn leaves behind a lasting impact on the country.

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