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A song written by Rebsie and William; Rebsie, vocals, Celtic harp, advice; William software, PETI accordion/harmonium, violin, vocals...

Picture: Carlingford Lough
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Lyrics
All the women you ever loved
Are gathering by your side
And each one glances at the others
From the corners of their eyes

In the Chelsea and Westminster
You lie on the bed
And all the words we never spoke
Will never now be said
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Comments: 51
Fans: 23
Plays: 1347
Downloads: 246
Votes: 37
Uploaded: Sep 08, 2005 - 10:50:25 AM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2005 - 08:31:13 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 09:39:14 AM
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ledebutant said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Simplicity
Simplicity suits you both, lets the beautiful melody and
heart-breaking lyrics really shine. Rebsie's voice has never
sounded lovelier. That last high, too-ra-lay are three of
the prettiest notes I've ever heard sung. Truly.

The spareness of the song really suits the concept of "all
the words we never spoke, will never now be said." You
brilliantly leave it all unsaid, still, but express it with the
music. Just wonderful, both of you. THANK YOU!
mandolinquent said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Simplicity
Lisa... thanks so much for leaping in so generously. It's a bit of a different
tack, so I'm so glad you like this one as it's a pretty close to my heart.
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drakonis said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
chilling as usual
nice, appropriately unusual melody/harmony, gentle
Rebsie singing, great instrumental playing Mando! I like
the ambiguous poetic lyrics.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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mandolinquent said 4399 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
chilling as usual
"Appropriately unusual" I like. Thanks drak...
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Jim Bouchard said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
super-duper!
love the simplicity of this, so delicate and nostalgic. Just perfect! Another winner!
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quintesson said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
oh dear oh dear...
This one goes deep. I like it very much and its an excellent collab. Its different and refreshing.
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Komrade K said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Eeee that's right depressing that is...
...and just how I like it! I've played it many times over now

Actually it's got something Gothick about it. I like the way
the ambience changes between verse and chorus.
Fantastic vocals Rebs (like a slightly cockney choir boy!)
and the harp and mock accordian thingy playing are
wonderful - hadn't previously picked up that you play the
harp Rebsie (thinks: hmmm might want to use that...)
This is brilliantly put together - excellent work from the
pair o' you.

That mournful chorus will be stalking my twilight
moments.

Oh, alright, I'll just have another listen before I go to
bed...
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Rebsie said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
Eeee that's right depressing that is...
Thanks KK! I'm chuffed that you mentioned my harp playing. I left the harp to
gather dust for several years and it's only because of Mando's encouragement
that I've recently started playing it again.
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jgurner said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Unnervingly beautiful
I don't know what else to say except this gave me chills when
I first listened to it. Stirring and mournful, and all those other
adjectives which escape me right at the moment. I just keeps
getting better and better when you two team up. Thanks for
this.
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Rebsie said 4395 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Unnervingly beautiful
Well, thank you too for your lovely comments and continued support. We
appreciate them greatly.
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Tom Atwood said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
I like simple
For some reason this reminds me of jonx. I guess it is the
poetic, brief nature of the lyrics.

Beautifully sung, and the wonderful PETI accordian/
harmonium gives this the feel of a dirge, which, in fact, it
is.

Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely.
10 10 10 10
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mandolinquent said 4399 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
I like simple
Tom... you're a very generous man. We like you. Cheque or Paypal?
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jiguma said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
At last!
Sounds brilliant even on my crappy laptop speakers - will have a good listen on 'phones and vote later. Great to see a new upload from you both - have been waiting for a while now it seems.
Cheers,
Neil
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jiguma said 4399 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
At last!
Now that's better! Every bit as good as I expected. Understated
instrumentation, beautiful clear, sweet vocals and harmonies and fantastic
production. This is probably my favourite song of yours so far, and it's an
original (wish I had the copyright on "tooralay toorala"!).
Big big scores and downloaded.
Thanks,
Neil
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mandolinquent said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
At last!
That's very decent of you jig. Especially as Australia are about to lose the
Ashes. Heheh. Thanks. Much appreciated.
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mandolinquent said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
At last!
... actually I may have spoken too soon, Ashes-wise.
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jiguma said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
At last!
Mando, It's not about who wins, as long as its a great game (which it certainly
appears to be!!). I carry dual UK and Oz passports, so I win either way!
Cheers,
Neil
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thetiler said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Pretty . . Rebsie, William
Nice, love the picture as well.

Love how you have a firm hold on the irish folk sound and
other related styles.

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Quiet Lifer said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Balanced
Highly emotionally charged performance but without falling
into schmalz.. I was moved... I was there.
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bronco said 4400 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Stripped Bare
Yes, that's right. Rebsie and mando stripped bare for all
the world to hear! Rebsie's naked voice barely clothed in
mando's harmonium. A lovely, delightful trip to the land
of the ancient, quiet voice of the soul. Where mist is
enough to clothe the sound that echoes from the very
birth of creation!
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SlimGirlFat said 4400 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
wooo
desperately sad song...
Haunting backing music, Mando!
Rebsie, your voice soars above the music.
Beautiful singing. The two of you are making some
wonderful tracks together.
Slimmie


Cori Ander said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Wonderful song beautifully sung!
Wonderful song beautifully sung!

And a lyrical picture that interested and fired my
imagination! What is really happening here? Something of
profound importance anyway. A situation in life when you
clearly feel how earthly matters are linked to matters of
eternal importance. An exchange place between destiny and
choice.
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mulletsrock said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Pitchy
The pitch problems in the female vocal line are just too much
to overcome. Very nice feel otherwise, nearly capturing the
feeling of ancient folk that Rebsie has achieved elsewhere.
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mandolinquent said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Pitchy?
I am deeply grateful for anyone leaving a comment, of course, so thanks. But
I love the vocal; and I hate the word "pitchy" equally so. Besides, it's
not "pitchy"; it's just not larded with vibrato.

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SlimGirlFat said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Pitchy
Oh for goodness sake, not again Mulletsrock!
you really have a thing about pitch dont you.
what would be more polite and sensible is to actually WRITE your
explanation as to where you think there is a pitch problem, instead of making
your legendary non enthusiastic posts about the girls voices on here.
give it a rest mate, this is a lovely track and Rebsies voice sounds wonderful.

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Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
Cameron said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
organic
Mando and Rebsie making music together again, hooray!

This is a lovely little tune -- the accordion and harp
provide an "organic" atmosphere (I mean this word to
mean "integrated" as well as an organ-like sound!) and
your voice sounds wonderful on this recording, Rebsie.

The quality of this recording is excellent; very rich, full
and clear.

The two of you continue to create a very powerful energy
with the music that you create together. May your
association live long and prosper!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Quiet revival
The tone takes me to Chelsea.
The singing voice invites me to Westminster.
It revives quietly from the lake side.
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ziti said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
ouch
this is painfully beautiful...wondrfully played sung and
produced. The unique style you two have is becoming a
SOUND...a recognizable single voice, and distinctly yours.
That is the single hardest thing to do in the musical world,
and you are acheiving it! CONGRATULATIONS!
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mandolinquent said 4397 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
ouch
Very generous, ziti. Thanks. A sound? It's really great you think that comes
over...
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ziti said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
ouch
this is painfully beautiful...wondrfully played sung and
produced. The unique style you two have is becoming a
SOUND...a recognizable single voice, and distinctly yours.
That is the single hardest thing to do in the musical world,
and you are acheiving it! CONGRATULATIONS!
Check out my latest song called The Viconian Cyclist
said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
reminds me of home
really cool song with so much
emotion and atmosphere.
perfect music for those hauntingly
beautiful vocals.
It sure brings my thoughts back to those
mountains....
Very cool tune
5 ooliks

Cheers
DeputyDoofy said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Very nice...
While I do think this song should be stabbed with a PITCHfork, I gave it high marks anyway. ;)
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Rebsie said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Very nice...
Thanks for pitching in, Doofy.
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country john said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
spine chilling stuff guys . . .
nice one . . .

great work by both of you as always . . .

great singing . . . and that harmonium ! . .

safe

cj
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stevel said 4399 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Great mournful folk number
You guys just keep putting them out! This, as ever, is
really lovely...Rebsie just keeps upping the stakes with
poignant vocals. I really like the harmonium playing on
this as well. A very classy modern folk number.
You must have enough great tracks now for a significant
album?
Steve
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said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
Haunting
Very well done. Excellent singing. I like the lyrics very much.
Have you been satisfied with the PETI software instruments?
They sound pretty good from what I hear in this song.
mandolinquent said 4398 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
Haunting
Thanks Mungo. Much appreciated. I'm not very fussy about my instruments,
probably should be more so, but I think PETI are pretty good value. The
presets on the PETI accordion/harmonium are excellent...

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said 4397 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
Medieval magic
Beautiful singing, Rebsie. And exquisite playing,
mandolinquent. Medieval and Renaissance flavoring in
this. You make it sound like a centuries old song that has
been pulled from the dusty archives of the Hill Monastic
Manuscript Library.

Could be a bit faster, no? If not faster, perhaps more
arpeggio to pull the tether.
beatrix said 4396 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
William and Rebsie..
Your music is so beautiful.. this song is no exception. As always it takes me somewhere else.. emotionally and spiritually and (unfortunately) leaves me practically speechless! Thank you for your music.
Rebsie said 4393 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
William and Rebsie..
Thank you Beatrix. Your lovely comments mean a lot to us.
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eltopo said 4396 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
another astonishing composition
Perhaps the Rebs-mando duo is the most instantly
recognisable sound on MacJams.

This is just plain beautiful. Played through my ok-ish hi-fi
it sounded like a live gig. Crystal-clear production.

Startlingly original stuff.
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urbnite said 4396 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
yum
this is beautiful.

and i'm obsessed with accordions this year, so...
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ceilidh said 4395 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
i love it
how more im listening to it so more im falling for the song!
at first i found the melody and style of verses completaly
different than chorus. like two different songs, but than i
listened to it a couple of times and have to say it really
sounds fantastic together! and tom is right, it is a dirge, a
beautiful one, and the sound of accordeon gives you such a
shivering... uff! almost scary :) i love it
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Kulturbeutel said 4395 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
nice tune
It`s the first one of yours that I`ve heard and I promise to hear some more. Very good.
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amdsk8r said 4395 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
a little too soft
i made me sad
shuteye said 4394 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
lovely
really beautiful, my god i wish i could sing like that!!! that
guitar (mandolin?) in the background is perfect, beautifully
played. not sad at all i thought , though i never do think 'sad
songs' sad. more a reaffirmation of our humanity.
The 3 Divas said 4394 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
Beautiful!
What a beautiful song!
Flabbergasted with your talent.
Beautiful and sad.

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4393 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
It's all been said…
… so I shall say no more. Besides, you know what I
think of you guys. Thumbs up in a modern rather
than Roman gladiatorial way!
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caroline said 4391 days ago (September 17th, 2005)
well - if you must upload while i am on holiday...
but - what a joy to come home to - well - not a joy because this work vibrates my heart so sadly but - it is beautiful - you two just make beautiful sounds together - thank you for sharing them with us - x

ps - the harp is delicious
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JOAN said 4384 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
great great job
you two certainly know how to hit the nail on the head. hmmm, maybe
that's overkill for the simplicity of this song. rebsie the harp is a great
addition!
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billl said 4380 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
Haunting
The melody wafts thru like a breeze. The voices; angelic.
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