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The Tale of Woe


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Woo, I have a mic and pop stand! :p

*Ahem* This was recorded for my first acapella album, 'The Greenwood'. I want to record this again, I think - there's a couple of notes I'm not happy with, but considering it was recorded quite late and I was trying not to disturb my parents...

On the other hand, I think my singing voice has matured and improved lately 0 helped no end by the fact I'm now doing regular performances!

The lyrics for this were quickly written off the cuff as a challenge for NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) and the melody just presented itself to me. I could maybe have done with a bit more practice before recording.... :p
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Come sit you down on this dark night,

I’ll tell you a tale of woe.

Of a woman who carelessley into

The Faerie forests did go.

She walked for long, so deep in thought,

And walked for many a mile

Till she came to the path where the old oak grows

And crossed the little stile.

And there she still wandered on,

So lost and deep in thought

That she never saw the strange light’s gleam

Or heard the birds stop short.

A man now stood on the path ahead,

A lantern held up high,

His face in shadow still was masked,

His voice ne’er but a sigh.

But as he spoke, her head shot up,

And she looked around in fright,

‘Oh where do you wander, mortal maid,

On this cold and fearful night?’

‘Good sir’, spoke she, and quavered there,

‘I’ve walked so far from home,

I cannot remember now why

I ever sought to roam’.

‘That happens to many’ he replied,

‘That cross to a Faerie land.

But I will see thee safely home,

If you will take my hand.’

Without a thought the maid reached out….

And was never seen again,

For to meet a faerie on the road

Means death for Mortal Men.
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Feter said 1693 days ago (April 4th, 2013)
The Tale of Woe
Wonderful ...as I really like this as pure as is now .I d wish to hear it with a tambourine or bodhran a simple medieval accompanied the vocal ... lovely thanks a lot for sharing !
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PeterB7858 said 1693 days ago (April 5th, 2013)
The Tale of Woe
Glad you have some new technology to record with, Averil. it is not for the feint hearted, posting an a cappella song, and you have done a fine job. I enjoyed the story and your vocal work. Thanks, Peter.
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Name: Averil "Tincolindo" White
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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