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Autumn Gold

by Chris Rawlings

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Keam Fantastic songs and wonderful performances. Perfect listening for a lazy summer afternoon. Love it! Favorite track: The Log Driver's Waltz.
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    DJs call it digging through the crates. In March 2010, I found myself searching for an old recording of the Log Driver’s Waltz I’d made with several artists, including Wade Hemsworth, the author, Anna McGarrilgle with 2 other members of the iconic Montreal group “Mountain City Four” So down to the dusty old boxes in the basement I went, to find more than just a long-lost outtake. I found a recording recording of concerts done at Expo 86, Vancouver, with Christophe Obermeir. Another 10 inch reel proved to be a copy of a 15 piece band accompanying me singing my complete setting of “ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Coleridge. Then a recording with my then ex-band, Rings and Things, of House of D, a powerful song I had written about a teenage girl in New Orleans, who was trying to escape a cruel system and an abusive home life. And on it went, until the last, unmarked box produced 3 takes of Wade's song. In the meantime I had found a personal treasure trove of unreleased songs. I took the best of these and pieced them together for an album of music that should have seen the light of day a long time ago. I hope you enjoy them too. ... more
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    Live and/or archival recordings with many of the Montreal folk musicians of the 60s and 70s.
    See: www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Tapes+were+worth+their+weight+gold/7232890/story.html

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    Get all 10 Chris Rawlings releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Whistle, a Tune, a Song and a Dance, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, DJ special, Northern Spirits, Autumn Gold, Laurentian Flutes/Flutes des Laurentides, under saturn's wheel, Rocks and Water, and 2 more. , and , .

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There's no harbour for regret When my ship's sail is set Though I fell the bitter wind I do not foresake my friends And the freedom that I seek Oh I still find that within Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec Chorus: And farewell to the people I love Your music and song I keep with me on the trek Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec To see my family So confused and distressed And the ones that stay behind More persued and oppresse It's a matter of degree But that is surely why we left Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec Chorus This electric city's grey On a sic and dingy day As I close my eyes to dream Of our acre of green And the mountain city isle I can return but for a while Though I swore I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec Chorus
House of D 04:36
Lake Isle of Innisfree (free) 03:50
Hey Rene 03:04
Campin in the woods like voyageurs Up in La Verendrye Summer dry and hot, like it or not Near the camp we had to stay Chorus: Paddlin' canoe, paddlin' canoe, padlin' canoe all dayFishi round the bends of the river with my friends Just paddli' and fishin all the way Old mama sturgeon, lyin' on the bottom Big as a submarine Tool off like a shot, tied our lines in a knot Couldn't believe what we'd seen Ch. We followed up a river, up a shallow river, Back of a beaver dam Fishin' no good try what we could Headed back home again Ch Timmy on the bow kept a lookout now We knew what we'd seen Two feet below, she was movin too slow For three boys in their teens Ch Splash went the paddle, then another one struck We stripped off our clothes and run Stunned her once more, wrestled her to shore That night we fed everyone Ch. Repeat first verse Chorus
Angelie 04:28
Pearl River Turnaround (free) 03:56


released April 14, 2012


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Chris Rawlings Toronto, Ontario

Chris Rawlings is a honey-baritone singer, nimble-fingered guitar picker and gifted song-writer noted for his originality.

Rawlings embraces quick and complex chords and intricate harmonic and rhythmic structures. He adds authenticity to Celtic jigs and reels with a masterful touch on the recorder.
He charms with an easy voice that goes right to the heart.
See YouTube: Song of the Old Bush Pilot
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