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Walking Out

  • (Chris Leslie)

    Walking out into the meadow, you were hanging on my sleeve
    Music from a romany fiddle floated through a summer's eve
    Bats danced in the dusk as the sun was going down
    Smoke rising through the mist, where the grass was overgrown

    We stared at the flames as in a clearing people stood
    Calling echoed through the lanes and shadows jumped across the wood
    Concentration in the glow, closed eyes could not see the fire
    Notes falling, rising, high and low, like a walk across a wire

    And all say who saw him play, like a shaft of light revealing
    He could make a string almost anything, the way his heart was feeling
    Oh la, do do de la, do de la, do de la, la de do de la, oh la ...

    When young I remember shadows round an old camp fire
    A cold night, late November, crawling under rusty wire
    I couldn't stop my heart from pounding, never had I been so near
    A string of notes so magic sounding, a violin so warm and clear

    Last December someone told me, I could not believe my ears
    His old stiff and frozen body had been found with icy tears
    'Cause he was wadeing through the falling snow, couldn't make the journey home
    Looking for a passing stranger, but he found himself alone

    But all say who saw him play, like a shaft of light revealing
    He could make a string almost anything, the way his heart was feeling
    Straying through a day, playing to the night, with his fiddle he was free
    Oh la, do do de la, do de la, do de la, la de do de la, oh la ...

    (as sung by Whippersnapper)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1992:] A song about a gypsy fiddle player who was very well-known in England, called Joseph Locke. (Intro Chris Leslie)

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