Brian Buller & Jean Rogers- William and Davy (by Kate Rusby) (Ancient Demo/Jangleville Flutely Edit)

An experimental version of an excellent Kate Rusby song.

"William and Davy"- Words & Music by Kate Rusby
From the album "Little Lights" (2001)
http://www.katerusby.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_L...
https://youtu.be/xcbb_8tZ3gs
***No copyright infringement intended***
This arrangement by Brian Buller & Jean Rogers.
Jean Rogers- acoustic guitar.
BB- vox, flutes, whistles, recorders.

Jean Rogers info: http://artistecard.com/lindsaystreet

Lyrics...
William and Davy were born in one hall
They grew side by side, as they grew strong and tall
Shared most things, only quarrelled now and then
In twenty years they were fine young men
In twenty years they were fine young men William and Davy their hearts have been won For each young man she's the very same one Her eyes are blue; she has soft and snowy skin A fairer maiden there never has been A fairer maiden there never has been
Said William to Davy this girl I must wed
She fills my dreams like she fills my head
Please be kind her true lover I'll be him
And around the ocean I'm willing to swim
And around the ocean I'm willing to swim Oh dearest William you must play fair She's in my heart and she will always be there And I am sure that she loves me more than thee In her arms I soon will be In her arms I soon will be
Said William to Davy, away let us ride
Unto her we will stand side by side
There she'll choose who she'll love and who she'll wed
And who will lie with her in her bed
Who will lie with her in her bed The brothers they rode through wind and through rain Each of them her heart for to gain They rode until they were standing at her door Their bellies empty, their hearts were sore Their bellies empty, their hearts were sore
Then swiftly the maiden she opened the door
Young William and Davy, come round here no more
Wed I am, oh and happy I will be
Gold and silver he gave to me
Gold and silver he gave to me William and Davy were born in one hall They both rode side by side and they never did stall They both have lost the girl that they adore Their bellies empty, their hearts still sore Their bellies empty, their hearts still sore

Commentary by BB:
Once upon a time - circa 2004 - two musicians work on a Kate Rusby song as part of a what was meant to be a bigger studio project. Alas, the project fizzled and the rough-mix was set aside to collect dust and wait to be rediscovered. Fast-forward to 2015: I recently unearthed this 'bare bones' guitar and vocal mix in cd form (no access to root files). Though my singing style has changed some since this recording and my multi-genre interests and experimental fusions are ever-expanding, it was nice to hear the simplicity of this recording. I wanted to share this cover song anew here in 2015. I decided - for better or worse - to add the flutes, whistles, and recorders: multi-layered wind sounds are something I'm really into these days and I wanted my current styles and inclinations to be somehow represented in this song. (; Home recording; still a rough mix. Life goes on. For any listener who may be less than thrilled with this arrangement and mix: I am an experimentalist and I don't have a British accent. But, I will say that I am sincerely thankful for Kate Rusby and what she has contributed to the greater music world and for writing and playing songs which are compelling, enjoyable, inspiring, and timeless. Doing a cover version - however unconventional - of one of her songs is meant as a sign of respect and a genuine act of musical art making.

Thank you for reading and listening. (: