View Poll Results: Create a map based on a Song

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Thread: Challenge Idea: Map a Song

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    Default Hanalei is in Kuau'i, Hawaii

    When I went to Hawaii on vacation a few years back, I learned that Peter, Paul and Mary were on a boat near the outer edge of Hanalei Bay, northern Kuau'i, Hawaii (getting high) and looking to the shore. The mountains that frame that bay from the seaward view resembles a dragon - this was the inspiration for Puff the Magic Dragon, and Honalee is really Hanalei (been there).

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    PS: I like to listen to music, but I'm not as musically inspired like others, I don't turn the radio on in the car when I drive, I don't download music ever, I've got old LPs and cassettes at home from my younger days, but I haven't bought any music other than gifts for others in 20 years - music doesn't make me want to map (I map in silence by preference.) So while I can agree this might make a good challenge theme - it ain't for me.

    PPS: I didn't vote because "No, I hate music" doesn't apply to me, because I don't hate music, but 'No' is my vote in absencia.
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    I can think of some good ones. The Battle of Evermore comes to mind. Or Lucy in the Sky or Red Barchetta or...
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    If this was to be a challenge I was considering the entire "Pink World" album by Planet P Project.
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    If we had this challenge, I think I'd like to do one which I could print as a poster for my little girl. This is what I sing her to sleep with - it's called 'Morningtown Ride' by 'The Seekers' which only people of a certain age might remember:

    Train whistle blowin' makes a sleepy noise
    Underneath their blankets go all the girls and boys
    Rockin', rollin', ridin', out along the bay
    All bound for Morningtown, many miles away

    Driver at the engine, fireman rings the bell
    Sandman swings the lantern to show that all is well
    Rockin', rollin', ridin', out along the bay
    All bound for Morningtown, many miles away

    Maybe it is raining where our train will ride
    All the little travellers are warm and snug inside
    Rockin', rollin', ridin', out along the bay
    All bound for Morningtown, many miles away

    Somewhere there is sunshine, somewhere there is day
    Somewhere there is Morningtown, many miles away
    Rockin', rollin', ridin', out along the bay
    All bound for Morningtown, many miles away

    Rockin', rollin', ridin', out along the bay
    All bound for Morningtown, many miles away

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    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

    Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
    and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh

    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee
    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

    Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
    Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail,
    Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came,
    Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name. Oh

    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee
    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

    A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
    Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
    One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
    And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
    Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave,
    So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. Oh

    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee
    Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee
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    @Ravellls, I think you might want to do that anyway because that sounds like the sort of thing one might keep forever.

    @GP - Sorry for making the NO so overpowering - I guess in future I should allow a more dignified selection. (it was my first poll)

    @Neon - I had forgotten how sad that song goes.

    When I had told my wife about posting this poll and then told her Ascension had said he'd probably map 'Honah Lee' her response was, "Your screwed." ROFL, I gotta love her confidence in me
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    Lol! I found a video for 'Morningtown Ride' on Youtube Here.

    Before you laugh at the utter geekiness of it all, bear in mind that this was kind of cool stuff in 1968 (notwithstanding the Beatles and the Rolling Stones). Actually, if you read the comments, I'm glad I'm not alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelyn View Post
    Is it too late to say I love the idea? I'd so love to map the inn where Loreena McKennitt's "The Highwayman" takes place!
    While I'm nowhere near skilled enough with this art form to entertain the idea of entering a contest, I'll definitely add a +1 for Loreena McKennitt. I was actually thinking of Stolen Child:

    Where dips the rocky highland
    Of Sleuth Wood in the lake
    There lies a leafy island
    Where flapping herons wake
    The drowsy water-rats
    There we've hid our faery vats
    Full of berries
    And of reddest stolen cherries

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    Wow thanks Aelyn/Gremlin! I had a listen to her on youtube - fantastic stuff. Just bought one of her albums on itunes!

    Youtube just rocks as a music sampler!

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    You'll have to let us know what your favorite piece is, Ravells. I'd have to say, so far mine is Stolen Child but then I've always wanted to slip through the veil...

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