Sandwood Down to Kyle- Brian Buller & Jean Rogers- by David Goulder- Minimal Acoustic

Jean Rogers:

A bare-bones version of a David Goulder song.
Lyrics, Info, Commentary, & Image Credits below...
"Sandwood Down to Kyle" - Words & Music by David Goulder
From the LP "January Man" (1970).
***No copyright infringement intended***
This arrangement by Brian Buller & Jean Rogers.
Jean Rogers- acoustic guitar.
BB- vocals.

***I learned this song via folk tradition 'n therefore some of the lyrics weren't transferred correctly. (It just is what it is.) The proper lyrics are below.***


On Monday morn as I went out, the wild birds for to see
I met a man along the road and asked for charity (2x)

Come home with me and take your fill and comfort you shall find
And tell me why you walk the road that leaves the hills behind (2x)

Oh time has spent the summer, sir, and soon the leaves will fall
And I hear the change within the wind that plays around your walls (2x)

For the bird must flee the winter, sir, she cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow, nor can I look for mine (2x)

But if I could have a hundred homes and dwell in each a while
I'd build them all along the coast from Sandwood down to Kyle (2x)

***Sandwood is in the far Northwest of Scotland. Kyle is the Kyle of Lochalsh.***

Commentary by BB:
Once upon a time - circa 2004 - two musicians formed a duo and worked on many folk songs including this one written in the early 70's by D. Goulder from Scotland. Recordings and rough mixes happened, but alas, the project faded and rough-mixes were set aside to collect dust and wait to be rediscovered. Fast-forward a decade to 2015: I recently unearthed this 'bare bones' guitar 'n 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. Jean's guitar playing is strong, but I acknowledge that this recording is imperfect (and there are digital / technical issues as well). That being said, all 'n all I believe this effort conveys the overall magic of the song. Linguistic Disclaimer: I sound like an American, because I am. But music from Northern Europe is central to my identity and I work earnestly to honor those traditions while still remaining an individual with my own style. Life is a series of experiments.

Thank you for listening and reading. (: