Songs Inspired By Poems

Songs Inspired By Poems

Did you know The Beatles lullaby-like song “Golden Slumbers” was based on a poem written over four hundred years earlier? In the search for inspiration, artists often turn to poems for a song of their own, including the classics and 20th and 21st-century poems.

This week, we’ll highlight songs influenced by poetry. You can find this week’s Music 101 from Sunday, August 18 below. 


Songs Featured On This Week’s Episode:

“Auld Lang Syne” Bing Crosby
“Chimes Of Freedom” Bob Dylan
“Golden Slumbers” The Beatles
“Annabel Lee” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
“Richard Cory” Simon & Garfunkel
“The Lake Isle Of Innisfree” The Waterboys
“Golden Hair” Syd Barrett
“How Beautiful You Are” The Cure
“Layla” Derek & The Dominoes
“Love Again Blues” Leyla McCalla
“Vomit Express” Bob Dylan & Allen Ginsburg

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