Looking for a cappella poem songs.
February 12, 2020 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Recently I came across this video for It's a Fine Day by Jane and learned that it is actually a poem done a cappella. I'm looking for more of the same, recordings of sung poems a cappella with a similar "mood". Bonus points if it's lullaby worthy.
posted by WeekendJen to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Chumbawamba's "English Rebel Songs" is worth a listen. It's not all a capella, but around 60% of it is.,
posted by eotvos at 9:51 AM on February 12


The Story did a version of the e e cummings poem love is more thicker than forget. Maybe not lullaby but fairly low-key.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:34 PM on February 12


Whoops, missed the a cappella part. It has a bit of piano but is mostly just their voices.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:35 PM on February 12


not certain but billy bragg's tender comrade is a capella and feels like a poem. or a song. an a capella song. maybe not lullaby-worthy.
posted by 20 year lurk at 1:47 PM on February 12


Sandy Denny’s a cappella rendition of “The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood”, a poem by Richard Fariña.
posted by mykescipark at 2:03 PM on February 12


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