© 1983 Don Cooper, New Mutant Music

Gordon, Will, Matt, Kat, Jim, David, Anne –vocals


I got this song from my old friend, Bob Stuart.  Only this year did I have the chance to hear Don’s singing of it – that’s well worth a listen.


My images come

From the people who do the work

From the people who sing the songs

From the people who live the life

From the people who get along

            A bottle of rum

            For the demon what always lurk

            For the demon what do me wrong

            For the fury what is my wife

            For the struggle what is my song



            It get me down sometime

            It get me down but only

            A little look around and I find

            That I am not so lonely

            We in the same boat brother!


My images come

From the pleasures I had before

From the pleasures I'm still to know

From the pleasures my dreams provide

From the pleasures what I bestow

            A bottle of rum

            For the trouble what's at my door

            For the trouble where' ere I go

            For the misfortunes what I abide

            And for the courage I'm trying to show


My images come

From the woman what's on my knee

From the woman what's in my head

From the woman out in the sun

From the woman what shares my bed

            A bottle of rum

            For a broken love's misery

            For a love what has grown so dead

            Expectations my life's undone

            For illusions what I've been fed


My images come

From the world in which I live

From the world I love so well

From the world of change and light

From the world of which I tell

            A bottle of rum

            For the feelings I cannot give

            For the feelings what fears impel

            For the screams of a fraughtful night

            And for the time what is spent in hell




My Images Come is recorded on the album Because You Asked, and also on the Folk-Legacy albums All Shall Be Well Again and The First Fifteen Years Vol II, sung by the trio Bok, Muir, and Trickett.