• 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.


Who woke the ferry-man?
Whispering so softly

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

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

Who woke the green snake?
Swallowing the gold coins

They melt inside her body
   The green snake
   The green snake
See the snake, shes luminous
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.
Kind regards, Gus

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::

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.
If you dig it, do it. If you dig it a lot, do it twice (Jim Croce).

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.
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

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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
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