A poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy, set to music by Chinmaya

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with Oliver Kraft (guitar), Rob Mita (bass), Tomislave Skulic (electric guitar), Yair Katz (drums). Vocals and sarod by Chinmaya. Backing vocals: Koyal and friends from TRSS, Auckland, NZ

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world’s great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire’s glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song’s measure
Can trample a kingdom down.

We, in the ages lying,
In the buried past of the earth,
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself in our mirth;
And o’erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world’s worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

LIVE VERSION in Devon UK May 2019 featuring Koyal, Vikas Botsford (keys), Prabodh Senger (bass), and Sudhi Salooja (violin)