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Lundy's Calling



 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Wrote and recorded this song a few months back, prompted by my rock climbing partner reaching his 50th birthday. First time I've written a song about climbing, despite it being my other main activity. We've been climbing together for some 30 years with the sea cliffs of Devon, Cornwall and Anglesey amongst our favourite venues. That's Martin in the picture, taken at Baggy Point on the North Devon coast about 25 years back.

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Why climb those cliffs of granite?
Why scale those crags so high?
Fifty years upon this planet
Yet I can’t tell you why
Apprehension - fear of falling
But satisfaction guaranteed

White quartzite soaring skyward
A hanging groove over Gogarth Bay
No holding back - now that crack’s hardwired
A few more moves to the next belay
You climb higher- with arms on fire
Waves crashing beneath your feet

Compelling lines to feast your eyes on
The cream of Devon beckons you
Moonraker and lost horizon
Uncoil the rope and lead on through
Apprehension - fear of falling
But Lundy’s calling from across the waves

We reminisce in the Marisco Tavern
Grazed hands raising pints of ale
The south light sweeps - its repeating pattern
Rain now lashing - it’s blowing a gale
Motivation – no hesitation
And satisfaction guaranteed
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2011 - 06:01:47 PM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2011 - 06:01:47 PM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 02:32:01 PM
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johnwhitehead said 2874 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Cool melody and singing. Lovely production. Chorus is very winning. I learned something about rock climbing, as well. Well done!
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jdholliday said 2873 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
odd song topic but
very well done and unique great vocs, instrumentation and production, well done!
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michaeljayklein said 2873 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
I really enjoyed this; excellent work! Congrats to you and Martin being together for 30 years!
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davisamerica said 2872 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
cool topic and lyrics
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davajonah said 2627 days ago (April 10th, 2012)
Great stuff!
I was stationed at South Stack for four years, as a keeper. 1976-80. Maybe I saw you clambering up "A Dream of White Horses" some time. :-)

Really nice tune.
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