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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:29 am 
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"firelight eyes close and dreams take flight, a good day bows to greet a good night..."

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It sure isn't on the Internet. The first thought that struck me is that it reminded me of how the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam opens:
Awake! for the morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.

~from the first edition
http://www.geocities.com/whovillewho/rubaiyat/rub01.htm

Wake! For the sun, who scatter'd into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heav'n, and strikes
The Sultán's Turret with a Shaft of Light.

~from the fifth edition
http://www.poeticbyway.com/xfitzger.htm

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Remember your American history? It was The Battle of New Orleans. You know, when Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner won the War of 1812.

But I don't remember who sang the song...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:18 am 
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Being a non-American (Canadian), your history is a little vague. But if you are talking about the song Battle of New Orleans - the quote doesn't come from Jimmy Driftwood's song.
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