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An actual story surrounding - is : when I was 14 - we lived in a small Northern Iowa town . . . well my little brother and I liked to be aboreal - and dwell in trees a lot - and built two tree forts - well we were swinging around in out large weeping willow in the back yard - well he was about 15 feet up - and I was 12 feet up - I grabbed a thick branch - thinking they were sinewy like the skinny ones - well just before I grabbed it to swing - Phil warned "no Scott, Don't do it" . . . he was the wiser - I grabbed it and it snapped - finding myself breathless for a while on the hard ground next to the bird bath - well a kid got his pharmacist dad to come and help - the neighbor . . . lucky - a lesson learned.

My recent vocal "Branches" rendition of this folk song.
. . . added some harmonies also . . .
Alvarez acoustic dreadnaught six string used.
Orchestration.
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Lyrics
as I went a walkin' one morning in spring
I met with some travellers on an old country lane
one was an old man, the second a maid . . . .
the third was a young lass who smiled as she said -
the wind in the willows - the birds in the sky -
the bright sun to warm us - wherever we lie -
we have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine -
the share on our journeys - with all of mankind -

so I asked them to tell me their names and their race -
so I could remember the smiles on their face
our names they mean nothing - they change throughout time -
so come sit beside us - and share in our wine -
so I sat down beside them - with flowers all around -
we ate from a mantle - spread out on the ground -
they told me of prophets and peoples and kings -
and all of the one god who knows everything -

the wind in the willows - the birds in the sky -
the bright sun to warm us - wherever we lie -
we have bread and fishes - and a jug of red wine -
to share on our journeys with all of mankind -

we're travelling to glaston on england's green lanes
to hear of man's troubles - to hear of their pains -
were travelin' the wide world o'er land o'er sea
to tell all the peoples - how they can be free -

so sadly I left them - on the old country lane -
I know that I'll never see them again -
one was an old man the second a maid -
the third was a young boy who smiled as he said -
the wind in the willows - the birds in the sky -
the bright sun to warm us wherever we lie -
we have bread and fishes - and a jug of red wine -
to share on our journeys - with all of mankind.

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Uploaded: May 16, 2011 - 01:20:08 PM
Last Updated: May 16, 2011 - 01:20:08 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 08:46:45 PM
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Social_Ice said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
a shire....
this reminds me a bit strolling amidst a shire...somewhere in the lands of middle-earth.

And fortunately the aviary pool was not inches closer....or the harmonious riffs in this vocal arrangement would be void of any rafts to float to so freely on...

quite nice...all ah round...~barbara

alackbass said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Willow Branches
Very well done. Nice vocal performance. I love the way the orchestra adds depth without detracting from the intimate nature of the performance.
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davisamerica2 said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
A very pretty tune.
The voices sound great on this. Orchestra really gives it flight. Much enjoyed. T
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lilmom said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Oh ! NICE!!!!
This was such a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for posting.
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867-5309 said 2166 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
bell
well thanks for chiming in -
and making it all worth while !
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Sigmund said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Willow Branches
Nice, friendly song, great harmonies and full rich music soundbed make for an interesting and enjoyable listen - thanks!
Sig
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finkeldink said 2259 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Very nice
Nice harmonies
Very nicely played
The guitar and orchestration are very enjoyable to listen to
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lholden said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Willow Branches
Love the story... excellent harmonies and overall work. Well done.
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867-5309 said 2257 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
interesting
great ! - a friend told me about Candice Night and of
course I had already knew of Ritchie Blackmore -
Well they together did this song and gave me the idea . . .
Their renaissance act is one I would really like to catch sometime.
they used a guest singer.. . * Thanks for your visit for sure + take care *
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jdholliday said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
as always
love your stuff Scott! This is wonderful!
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ShadowofNine said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Nice
While familiar to something else I have heard I must say I dig this,the strings make the bed for me, the vocal is crafty...
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867-5309 said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
seeing
as to all - yah - yah know I recorded this guitar and voc. together at first - and it was through the main mini-jack input on the left side - using a regular sm 58 vocal mic. and adaptors from this dell 1600 computer - kind of crude - making some upper hiss on this recording - before I got a better stereo sftw. package discount for 50 bucks from a guy I met a caribou coffee - to go the USB universal serial bus route.
in the meantime this mini-mic. input was blown out and has not worked since -
leading to this recording's upper krispie crackle and poppy snapping interference - heard more of course at a higher audio output level , . . thanks much too !
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johnwhitehead said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Branches
Lovely singing and playing. Cool strings!
Really enjoyed this.
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Willow Branches
Really good tune man, love the layered vocals, really strong tune well done
PatriciaGirl said 2257 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
So sweet...
Warm basking in the sun with shared bread, fishes and red wine-what a nice contemplative moment. Smooth, flowing ripples of current underneath my feet is what goes through my mind. Very nicely performed. Thank you for sharing this one! Patty :)
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Char said 2257 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
How
very lovely, Scott and friend. What a wonderful song and you did it so well. Thank you.
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867-5309 said 2166 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
howdy
also I always really like your stuff Char -
thanks for stopping here - and making my day.
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pablatone said 2257 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
nice story
this sounds like an old tune. That's a compliment.
well played and arranged.
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skindel said 2252 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
visual imagry
Your story and presentation paint a beautiful picture in the mind. I find this to be a very peaceful listen... well done
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mrattue said 2250 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Great!
Really enjoyed this! Great lyrics.

Nice orchestration throughout and much enjoyed.

Hats off to you, sir.

A nice addition to a very evocative idiom.

Cheers now

Marc
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grahame1956 said 2249 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Willow Branches
Thanks for the nice comments for my song which led me to your song. I love this. Has an anglo-irish feel to it. Thankyou for the download.
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elfdaughter said 1918 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
Wind in the Willows...
One of my favourite folk songs - beautiful rendition of it!
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