• Can anyone help? - Female vocal tracks wanted for Will-'O-The-Wisp
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A Will-O-'The-Wisp  is a luminous phosphorescence above marshland or an elusive person or thing. Some say the faery-folk are involved.

My song is based on a folk-tale about Will-'O-The-Wisp and the Green Snake. I am looking for female (or high-register male) vocals to sing the WOTW part as a kind of call and response to my vocal. It needs to be wispy/breathless and preferably with some harmony parts too. Also some whispered "w..i...sss....ppp...sss" and hissed.

I have work to do on the arrangement, but here is my demo. https://soundcloud.com/steve-gray-songwriting/07we-wisp-171119/s-zD2P8 and the words:

Who woke the ferry-man?
   Will-o-the-Wisp
    Will-o-the-Wisp
Whispering so softly
    Will-o-the-Wisp

Who will pay the ferry-man?
   Will-o-the-Wisp
    Will-o-the-Wisp
Fill his boat with gold-coins
    Will-o-the-Wisp

My boat is slowly sinking
   Take your coins back
   Take them back
Bury them in the hill-side
    Will-o-the-Wisp

Who woke the green snake?
    Will-o-the-Wisp
    Will-o-the-Wisp
Swallowing the gold coins
    Will-o-the-Wisp

They melt inside her body
   The green snake
   The green snake
See the snake, shes luminous
    Will-o-the-Wisp
Today I'm only one day older. Do you think my hair's turned grey?


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Sounding good this mandoline based folksong @redmando  - can't offer you femal vocals, but a violin or some simple percussion may be?
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Sounding good this mandoline based folksong @redmando  - can't offer you femal vocals, but a violin or some simple percussion may be?
Hi @oorlab  - I think I may have solved the vocals issue - two local singers coming round next week to record for me. I hadn't thought of adding much more instrumentation but interested in seeing how it works if you have time to give it a try. The instrument on at the moment is actually a mountain dulcimer, but I do also have a mandolin track which could blend in. What do you need from me in order to add your parts? I can send using WeTransfer if I have your e-mail address. Thanks, Steve.


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Hi @redmando  - will send you a private message



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