Sparrows Will Sing

Album: Give My Love to London (2014)
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  • This song was written by Roger Waters for Marianne Faithfull. Waters is best known as a founding member of Pink Floyd, though he left the group in 1985.
  • Did you notice the phrase 'Callooh! Callay!', an exclamation of joy, that features in the chorus? It is a quote from Lewis Carroll's 1871 nonsense poem Jabberwocky, which was included in the English author's 1871 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Faithfull recorded a track titled "Jabberwoc" for her debut Come My Way album in 1965.
  • The song features singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt and Portishead's Adrian Utley on bass and guitars.
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