The Vain Jackdaw

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lyrics

Stories they move, and this one so swiftly.
The birds, as they fluttered about,
had gathered nearby the most popular stream.
On the banks, they were grooming throughout.

All were so thorough and looking their best after
plumes upon plumes fell to sand from each wing.
For Jupiter called out to every bird,
most comely to be the bird king.

Among many flocks, a jackdaw had thought he would not have a chance for the win.
Though, when all but he’d left, he began to pick brightest of feathers to wear with his grin.

When time came to show, every feathered one stood near the
throne to be seen by god Jupiter's eyes.
With every new covert to lay on his own, the dull
looker remained in disguise.

The god had elected the king of the birds,
about to award the jackdaw.
While others had recognized feathers of theirs,
They descended to unmask then withdraw.
All was taken, the grey one exposed as a fraud.

But you almost took home a prize when you're not what you are.
Though, with all of your effort you came very far
to be looking so stunning all covered in others.
But that's not the point.
That beauty was not your own to show.

credits

from The Fabulist, released July 10, 2014
Jeffrey Popiel - Classical Guitar, Accordion, Flute, Percussion, Vocals
Stephanie Unverricht - Oboe

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Juniperus Saskatchewan

In 2013, Jeffrey Popiel began a solo project titled 'Juniperus'. His inspired originals have more recently taken on a new life with the pursuit of ÆSOP's Fables. While these new 'fable songs' reside in the realm of folk, they present themselves in a diverse way, by using distinct voicing for each character, and swaying between genres, such as ambient folk, quirky pop, and folky blues. ... more

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