Idris sings Idris by telefan published on 2012/09/26 23:04:29 +0000 I came across a poem by Idris Davies (Welsh poet, teacher, miner)and thought the words felt so powerful that it would be interesting to try to put them to music. Idris Davies worked with me, and this is the result. Idris does the vocal, acoustic, and slide. I came cam up with the basic track. Idris Davies (6 January 1905 – 6 April 1953) Welsh Poet. A Victorian Portrait You stood behind your Bible And thundered lie on lie, And your roaring shook your beard And the brow above your eye. There was squalor all around you And disaster far ahead, And you roared the fall of Adam To the dying and the dead. You built your slums, and fastened Your hand upon your heart And warned the drab illiterate Against all useless art. And you died upon the Sabbath In bitterness and gloom, And your lies were all repeated Above your gaudy tomb.