Wall Of Stone

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(© Chris Moore)

One winter's night I went to hear the band “Rust Farm” at Tir Na Nog in Somerville, MA. I loved their sound and purchased their CD “Snows of March”. “Wall of Stone” stands out for its ominous message juxtaposed against a jaunty tune. Thanks, Chris.

lyrics

Past the fences and over the hilltop
Up near the trickling stream
There's an old stone wall where I walked as a child
I returned to that place last night, last night
I returned to that place in a dream

There I spied a black crow a flying
Sleek were the lines of his wing
As he passed overhead dark and evil surely spread
“Here's where the living meet the dead” I swear he said
“Here's where the living meet the dead”

Memories, memories fill my soul
As I stand among these pines all alone
A thousand bygone yesterdays sing an eerie song
As I walk along this old wall of stone
As I walk along this old wall of stone

Dark clouds gathered the rain was a-falling
And what a vision I did see
'twas my own tombstone in the ground by the wall
And I heard my voice give a moan, give a moan
For tomorrow's was the date on the stone

Life is short and days are numbered
Cast not your will to the wind
For the day's gonna come when they slowly beat the drum
And they march your bones to the sun, to the sun
Then your days here on earth will be done

Memories, memories fill my soul
As I stand among these pines all alone
A thousand bygone yesterdays sing an eerie song
As I walk along this old wall of stone
As I walk along this old wall of stone

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from Fond Desire Farewell, released April 28, 2009
Arranged and Produced by Dave Mattacks

Musicians
Debra Cowan: Vocals, Acoustic guitar on “Wall...” “Night Owl...” “Salisbury...”, English Concertina on “Rainbow”, “Night Owl”
Dave Mattacks: Drums, Cymbals, Percussion, Piano, Pump Organ, Hammered Dulcimer, Wurlitzer Piano, Toy Piano
Duke Levine: Acoustic Guitar, Mandola, National Guitar, Octave Mandolin Marty Ballou: Upright Bass Joyce Andersen: Fiddle

With: Billy Novick: Clarinet and Wolf Ginandes:Tuba on “Alcohol”
Additional Vocals: Mike Barry on “Rainbow”, “Lili...” and “Yon Green Valley”
Ruth Peterson, Mike and Julie Barry on “Darkest Hour...” Mike, Julie and Liam Barry on “Lili...”

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Debra Cowan Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Singer Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of folk songs. Debra has two acclaimed solo recordings to her credit, and her third, “Fond Desire Farewell” was produced by former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. A former California resident, she now resides in Massachusetts and tours all over North America and the United Kingdom. ... more

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