• Will O'The Wisp
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Will O'The Wisp
on: March 17, 2020, 19:57:07
You might have seen this one earlier when I was looking for backing singers on the Kitchen notice-boards. Here's the final version with additional vocals from Penny and Jan.

https://soundcloud.com/steve-gray-songwriting/will-o-the-wisp

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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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 10:14:45
I am one of those in the (Now) EU with half a cupboard full of Pentagle . And  the bass player accompanied Tim Buckley as he gigged in London.
Wake me up day (!) and night for this kind of music.
I've been listening a couple of times and will be back for another dose.
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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 10:53:43
Yes, this is great, ....ghost light seen by travelers at night....great vocals, great song, uniquely visually touching music. ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 11:21:05
This music always appeals to me and my imagination. Well done.
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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 12:45:52
I was captivated by this song when I first heard it earlier, but you have made it into something special now.

I agree with @LePlongeur 's Pentangle reference.

I think that this is a song that could be played for a long time in an informal setting with a bunch of stringed instruments taking turns stepping out. I would love to be sitting in that circle.
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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 16:44:32
Nice and very "folksy" tune!
I enjoyed the listen.


Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 11:37:06
Thanks for your kind comments fellow kitcheners. I would love to join you in that circle @Leonard Scaper . Pentangle? - I've got to be pleased with that! The album is available to download free of charge from https://stevegray2.bandcamp.com/album/the-winterland if you'd like to hear the full song-cycle.


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Re: Will O'The Wisp
Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 22:22:44
@redmando  - good new mix, liking the weird sounds at the end. 2,662
2.6k  plays in 11 days is quite impressive! Good luck with the album.
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.