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written by steve sellors

we tried to record this song with a lot of space in it, to let you hear the instruments at work.

it's about a late coming spring; there's a deeper meaning as well, but it's the songwriter's secret.


photo by kevin mcgraw
of the gifted percussionist john morrison

lyrics

Spring © steve sellors

I thought I heard a singing in my marrow
The weeds of hope were choking out the sorrow
Winter ended; spring time came
There was no sun; there was no rain

I waited for the wheeling of the swallow
The winter wind stayed cold and hard and hollow
The shingles fed the south winds teeth
The blackest birds ate the finest seed

The sky is cold and only growing colder
The mourning dove holds snow upon her shoulder
Springtime promised; springtime lied
The holy well is all but dry

I thought I heard a singing in my marrow
The weeds of hope were choking out the sorrow
Springtime ended; summer came
Autumn, winter, spring again.

credits

from call of the wheel, released September 15, 2012
produced by sandy mackay and tim davidson at ripple effect music inst john nb
percussion: johnny morrison
acoustic bass, guitar, banjo, vox: sandy mackay

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sandy mackay St John, New Brunswick

sandy
sometimes lives on a little island in a big river in New Brunswick.
Plays strings keyboards and bagpipes.
We're writing new songs these days, it's fall coming into winter and enjoyable snow!
Looks forward to seeing you soon, somewhere... send
messages to easandymackay@gmail.com
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