5/10/1946, Glasgow Scotland

Birth Name

Donovan Leitch


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Although born in Scotland Donovan's family had moved to Hatfield, just north of London while he was a child. He was still in his teens when he decided to make the break from art college for a career in music and began to spend his time travelling the…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Donovan- Legend Of A Girl Child Linda

    From the album sunshine superman

    I will bring you gold apples and grapes made of rubies

    That have shone in the eyes of a prince of the breeze.

    Bright cascading crystals, they danced in the sand dunes

    On the beach of no footprints to harpsichord tunes.

    A throne of white ivory, a gown of white lace

    Lies still in the magic of a timeless place.

    One hundred small children, they laugh at the white doves

    That rest on their hands with the touch of love.

    On a hillside of velvet the children they lay down

    And make fun of the grown-ups with their silly frown.

    And the sound of their laughter is the sound of the green sea

    As it washed around the foot of the seashell tree.

    The doves circle over and land in the trees

    Where parrots are talking their words with such ease.

    Thus spoke three wizards to the young ones that day:

    "There's sadness in the kingdom, make it go far away."

    If you follow the sunbeams through the valley of flowers

    To the palace of the White Queen with its white jade towers.

    The youngest, she sighed then the clouds drew away

    And a hundred small fingers scratched their heads in dismay.

    >From out of the sun a giant gull came flying

    And the children got ready to sit on its wings.

    They waved to the raindrops as they soared over the trees

    The wind tossed their hair high, flashing gold on the sea.

    They came to the castle and there they did fall,

    And they saw all the sadness, through the crystal wall.

    A princess lay a-sleeping so gentle and kind

    Whilst her prince took to battle with his confused mind.

    The clash of bright metal brought the children fear,

    But their cloaks of blue satin dried up all of these tears.

    Thus children held hands and they spelled out their name

    All the golden children became a golden chain.

    It lies on a white throne in a magic place

    With a tunic of velvet and a gown of white lace.

    My sword, it lies broken and cast in a lake

    In a dream I was told that my princess would wake.moreless