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A co-write with my very good friends Bernard Brogue and Bob Shields, it's about a foreigner who finds his heart in Scotland
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The Glen of Amelanchier

Come from far away to rest quietly here
Here in the Glen of Amelanchier
Each single flake of a snowbound hill
A frosted star that once was a tear

All the winds that rage in this world
Storms that reel, tempest’s skirl
Carried me here to lay at your feet
A fallen life, a flower unfurled

You find your place in the heart of a friend
Held in the prayer of her hands again

A life returned may start o’er again
To blossom evermore on the wind
Weather life’s storms and go where we will
A refugee at the door of the inn

The way ahead lies open and clear
As burning runs the dancing deer
The hills that once again call us home
To the Glen of Amelanchier

You find your place in the heart of a friend
Held in the prayer of her hands again

The way ahead lies open and clear
As burning runs the dancing deer
The hills that once again call us home
To the Glen of Amelanchier

© music by Bernard Brogue; words by Tom Fairnie, Bob Shields & Bernard Brogue 19th April 2009. Based on an earlier melody by Bernard Brogue



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awigze said 3041 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Scotland
Oh, you have to go there? I thought I found Scotland in my heart just by listening. Always wanted to go there. Nice song and a peaceful and gentle spirit to this. Well played indeed! Would love to know these Bernard, Bob and Tom folk.
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Feter said 3041 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Glen of Alamanchier
How I wish to be in Scotland ...this is a very
lovely song for all the low and the highland ...
wonderful lyrics ..with the wooden flute and
fiddle ...perfect ...just perfect for the feel
you sang this so peaceful ...as I knew about
the land ..thank you for sharin such gem !!!!

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said 3041 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
super
great tune & combination of guitar, flute and violin. Vocals are spot on.

. - Harold
caroline said 3041 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
gorgeous...
just my cuppa tea! cheers!! lovely recording and everything harold said :)
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Calchas said 3039 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
If it's not Scotiish, it's C-R-R-RAP!
All fooling aside, this is very lovely Tom. Tradition lives!

Be well friend!
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SJB said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Scotland's the place!
As a foreigner (English) who spends a month every year in Scotland I get this. The arrangement is perfect - the picked guitar has got a great sound (digging in on the bass notes especially).
A fair bit of what I pick on guitar is inspired by Scotland (e.g. Fir Bhreig http://www.macjams.com/song/45133) and I wish I was there for the other 11 months of the year.

All the best
Steve
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Char said 2893 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Ah, there you go, me laddie!
Very soft and beckoning. Lovely violin and guitar and perfectly sweet vocals. Thank you.
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crissew said 2893 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Beautiful piece
you have here. Well sung and very well produced as well. Just loved it. Gorgeous job on this. Loved it!
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alackbass said 2847 days ago (February 28th, 2010)
Beautiful
Wonderful guitar accompaniment that cradles the melody. The violin is a beautiful touch. I like the recorders (flutes, mellotron). Love the new chord changes as 1:17
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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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