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I Saw A Woman Walking

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This track is a bit of a depature from the usual Day For Night sound, this one has more of a traditional English folk feel to it. A spooky Christmas ballad.
Steve: Acoustic guitar, vocals
Mystified: Vocals, spooky ambience
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I took to wander from my home
on a restless winter day
my heart felt so alone
for why I could not say

I saw a woman walking there
she came so close to me
a face as white as freshest snow
falling from the trees

She said can you help me
my dear man
for I have lost my way
I have wandered these hills and vales
since last Christmas day

I said how did you come to be lost
when this weather is so cold
I'll help you find your way back home
if i may be so bold

I took her by the hand
and led her slowly down the hill
her eyes they did not speak
and her mouth remained as still

when finally we came to my house
she turned and said to me
don't you know me oh kindly sir?
For I am known to thee

I was the maid in your father's house
I was fair but not free
when I spurned your father's advance
he put his hands on me

He took me down to the farthest wood
on that cold Christmas day
I swore against my blood that spilled
that I'd return one day

She turned and smiled
your father's gone
but you are here with me
and the blood debt
that must be payed
will be here this Christmas day

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Uploaded: Dec 09, 2006 - 02:25:03 PM
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said 4601 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Guitar & Vocal...
at its best. This has all the elements of a classic folk tune... a choice acoustic guitar part, an inviting lead vocal, a story that leads the listener through the song... and the added extra, the vocal harmony of Cat. Kudos to you both. The DL is broken, if you would... email me a copy at dadai_music@yahoo.com or if not, I will come back when it is fixed. Thanks.

Beautiful song.
jiguma said 4601 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Like it
Lovely production on this - everything is beautifully clean. Lovely guitar sound and you're both singing very well (as usual). Straight to my Xmas CD if I could only download it!
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said 4600 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
I hade to...
Listen when I so you pimping your song and WOW....I can only say KUDOS YOU2....And I'll be back for more (D-load) listening.
Very enjoyable song love it.
Take care
Alannah said 4600 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
yes .. this has a lovely ...
.... brooding darkness about it ... slight celtic resonance ... beautiful vocals Mysti as usual. Loved the strong male vocal too ... nice combination.
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stevel said 4600 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
Thanks everyone
We had real fun doing this one...and hope to explore more folkiness in the near future
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Feter said 4600 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
beautifull !!
very outstanding song ....perfect !!
the harmonies ...the feel the guitar
pickin ....well done !!
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Cori Ander said 4595 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Thank you for a soulful moment.
Busy days, and this got me back on track considerably.
I feel so .. well .. maybe "safe" is the word .. or "comforted" .. when I listen to the verses where you to sing the lyrics together.
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ceilidh said 4523 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
my blood freezes in my vains.... very emotional and peacefuly tremendous. brilliant guitar and WONDERFUL vocals from both of you.
truly exceptional piece of work. love it! thank you p.
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Peter Bauckham said 4471 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
for pointing me towards your 'Day For Night' collaborations - This is really special. Excellent guitar playing as ever and the vocals work so well together. An instant favourite. Thanks for sharing. Peter
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bronco said 4421 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Sweet & Beautiful
Great ambience, guitar tone, singing, lyrics. Downloaded, nice one you guys!
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stevel said 4421 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Thanks for listening in!
Cheers Bronco..appreciate your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the track
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4230 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Sorry I missed this before
But thanks for alerting me to it via the MJ Christmas CDs thread. I really enjoyed the whole package here, from the story to the instrumentation to the vocal combinations. I'd love to feature this on next year's Eppy Gibbon podcast Christmas show. Beautiful but dark material. I think I'll stay at home on Christmas day this year... no wandering listlessly for me, you never know what might happen!
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