Literary works alluded to in songs (and vice versa)

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The Wild Turkey

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Fairytale Of New York by the Pogues is taken from the title of
JP Donleavy's 1973 novel A Fairy Tale of New York.
Shane MacGowan even went and visited JP to get his blessing
to use the title for the song.
The song don't have much to do with the plot of the book, but
it does share the theme of nostalgia.

 

Mozzer1980

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Bowie's Thursday's Child ( Hours, 1999 ) song title was taken from Eartha Kitt autobiography .
David Bowie read this book when he was a young .



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Ya might be on to somethin'.
Mr. Dylan won the Noble Prize for a book of his lyrics, which
spanned from 1961 - 2012.

He wasn't awarded the Nobel Prize for a book of his lyrics.

"The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.""

 

Mozzer1980

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He wasn't awarded the Nobel Prize for a book of his lyrics.

"The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.""

I think Mr Wild T used some kind of a metaphor here ;)
The last chapter of this book of lyrics so far ( RaRW) proves the rightness of bringing this award to Dylan .
 
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The Wild Turkey

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He wasn't awarded the Nobel Prize for a book of his lyrics.

"The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.""


I think Mr Wild T used some kind of a metaphor here ;)
The last chapter of this book of lyrics so far ( RaRW) proves the rightness of bringing this award to Dylan .

Really did think that they gave Mr. Dylan the prize, cause he put all
his lyrics in a book.
 

The Wild Turkey

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R.E.M.'s Seven Chinese Brothers is based on the child's book
The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop.
In the book, each brother has a supernatural power and one
of them can swallow the ocean.
In the song, the lyric goes "Seven Chinese brothers swallowing
the ocean".
The book itself is based on a old Chinese folk tale called Ten Brothers.

 

Mozzer1980

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I almost forgot about this masterpiece, although it is so obvious .

 

Mozzer1980

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As far as i know the author's heirs did not agree to it and the whole concept had to be changed. Fortunately, an album was made that is one of his greatest.
 
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