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I'd always wanted to write a song in the style of our national poet Rabbie Burns. Along with poet Bob Shields with whom I often collaborate I wrote this love song. I hope Rabbie would have approved!
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In The Turning Of Our Time

In the turning of our time
If I could see you when the snow lies
Down by willow bank and burn side
I would taste you as the snow melts on my tongue
And in the turning of our time
Or in the scented breath of sweet spring
‘midst the primrose and the columbine
I would bind you as the blood unto the thorn
And in the turning of our time

And if our time could turn again
If our time could turn again
Turn the stars to salt and sand
Turn them back by heaven’s hand
Turn the raven into dove
Turn this longing into love

In the turning of our time

If I could hear you in the ash grove
Where mavis song and leaves lie
Loving words would find a pure and nameless voice
In the turning of our time
Or I might hold you when the day ends
Curved within its slow and falling line
A river stretching free from icy winter’s sleep
And in the turning of our time

And if our time could turn again
If our time could turn again
Turn the stars to salt and sand
Turn them back by heaven’s hand
Turn the raven into dove
Turn this longing into love

In the turning of our time
In the turning of our time
© In The Turning Of Our Time words & music by Tom Fairnie & Bob Shields January 2002
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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2006 - 09:35:05 AM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2006 - 09:35:05 AM Last Played: Nov 14, 2017 - 07:14:24 PM
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Roxylee said 4095 days ago (September 27th, 2006)
Beautiful and heartfelt
Ahhh...unrequited love, we can all realte. Very poetic and pretty, Tom.
Such beautiful imagery.... :-)
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Feter said 4095 days ago (September 27th, 2006)
In The Turning Of Our Time
Here s a real classic .with a wonder taste
to enjoy and relaxed too ..sinkin deep with
meaningfull emotions and wisdom . I realy
enjoyed the lyrics Tom . the organ is killing
I love to use it this way and always ...specialy
as accordion gives deeper tradional feels ...
the harmonies are great as always .. !!
very wonderfull work ... well done !!
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The Fritters said 4095 days ago (September 27th, 2006)
welcome, friends
Gorgeous, lovely harmonies--such simple, clear melodies. Great
picking, nice production. Welcome, aboard--looking forward to
hearing more from you. your new fan, kelli
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said 4095 days ago (September 27th, 2006)
I don't know if...
Rabbi would approve, but I do. Sweet love song. And as in your other
songs, very emotive and lyrically rich.
Tadashi Togawa said 4094 days ago (September 28th, 2006)
Beauty of Edinburgh.
Beautiful singing voice.
The tone of the organ is a quiet landscape.

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j2morrow said 4093 days ago (September 29th, 2006)
Beautiful song
Wonderful lyrics. Beautiful, simple production. Good job, Tom.
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said 4092 days ago (September 30th, 2006)
Sign me up!
---for the TF fan club that is...Another hauntingly beautiful paean to love
unrequited. Heart wrenching vox. Love this.

Be well!



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ceilidh said 4074 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
oh my scotland
tom thats wonderful song. thats exactly my cup of tea. it just strokes you. it is like floating in a river. so peacefully. it reminds me of wonderful times i had in glasgow, when i used to go to st andrews in the squere every wednesday and victoria bar every tuesday for session. and what is the bar just next to victoria? i always had the best time of my life there. you made me homesick for scotland now.... what a lovely pain. thank you :)
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Joe Brady said 3901 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Simply beautiful
Well placed finger-picking on chords that wrap themselves around a beautiful melody. "turn this longing into love" What a great line.
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Char said 3359 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Such longing
expressed in your words and the melody. Quite evocative and truly in the romantic style. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 2365 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
Beautiful
The imagery is beautiful. The production is clean and suits the material well - the playing is delicate and the harmonies sweet. The plaintive quality of the lyrics comes through. Glad I caught up with it!
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Name: Tom Fairnie
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I was born in Musselburgh but I now live in Edinburgh. In terms of the music...I attempt to write lyrical, melodic and intelligent songs and try to make the best use of my guitar skills to provide sensitive uncluttered arrangements. I occassiona... [see more]

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