MacGillivray Live: Watermarked in Flame

by MacGillivray

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Drew McNaughton Multi-talented MacGillivray with the out-of-this-world voice has produced another work of art. Favorite track: O John Sing Thy Songs to Me.
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released May 26, 2016

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MacGillivray is a Scottish poet and musician, signed to 100 Acre Recordings for her fifth record 'Once Upon A Dirty Ear' and with poetry published by Bloodaxe, 'The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless' 2016 and 'The Last Wolf of Scotland' (2nd edition) Redhen, Los Angeles. MacGillivray has performed with The Fall, Arlo Guthrie, Thurston Moore, Alan Moore, Shirley Collins and many others. ... more

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Track Name: Murdered Mermaid Song
And she walked as she talked with those tears running down. She moved as the sea, came for me. She came to the town, looking around, she cried a lot for me. I swallowed my fear, I drew her near and I broke her pretty white mouth. I will find me a boat, or a sea.
Track Name: Peggy Gordon
I am in love, I can't deny it but it's not for you to tell the whole world of it. My heart lies sore within my breast, a troubled mind can know no rest. I leaned myself on a cask of brandy. It was my fancy, I do declare. For when I'm drinking, I'm seldom thinking, just wishing you were here. I wish I was in a lonely valley, where women could not be found. Where small birds raise their voices and every moment a different sound. O Peggy Gordon, you are my darling. Sit down now upon my knee and tell me the reason, why I am slighted by thee?
Track Name: Wolf Skinner Song
Wolf I have thee in my palm, obey me boy the day aint long. Pups are hidden in thy belly, I'll see to them when I destroy thee. Wolf, I'll have thee before long; been stealing sheep, you've gotten strong. Don't go crawling in the gulley, wait until my aim is steady. Wolf, there'll be a yellow moon, shining softly, all alone. Don't come running from the prairie, wait until my aim is steady.
Track Name: Border Darkness
Early days I burn my heart out. Found a tin of cigarette smells. You had burning gold eyes. Did you dream about the white deer, falling . . . .
Track Name: O John Sing Thy Songs to Me
O John sing thy songs to me, of love and beauty's melody. My sorrows sink beneath distress. My deepest griefs are sorrowless. O John sing thy songs to me, of love and beauty's melody. So used to gloom and cares am I, my tearless troubles seem like joy. O John sing thy songs to me, of love and beauty's melody. To be beloved is all I need and those I love, I love indeed. O John sing thy songs to me.