Saturday, 2 July 2011

Turquoise Bay


Marchmont Gallery are now stocking a screen-print of mine: Turquoise Bay.  The print is a section taken from this concertina book, which illustrates a traditional sea shanty & folk song Fiddler's Green.  Here's a wee excerpt:

As I went a walking one evening so rare
To view the still waters and taste the salt air
I heard an old fisherman singing this song
Sayin', "Take me away boys, my time is not long.

Chorus:
Wrap me up in me oil skins and blankets
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates, I'm takin' a trip mates
And I'll see you someday on fiddler's green."

...I don't need a harp nor a halo not me
Just give me a breeze and a good rollin' sea
I'll play me old squeeze box as we sail along
And the wind in the riggin' will sing me this song.

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