Laurels

by Sophie Janna

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    The download of the full album of eleven tracks includes the liner notes. Since all songs are traditional, I thought it would make no sense including the lyrics. Instead, they contain the story of why I had to sing each song and where I found it.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Physical copy of Laurels in a fold-over recycled cardboard sleeve, hand-stamped by Anneke ter Schure and Sophia March. The stamps are gouged linoleum and were made by Anneke ter Schure. The left pocket contains sleevenotes in a booklet designed by me, folded by Margot Limburg and Kees Huyser, stapled by me. The right pocket contains the actual cd designed by Anneke ter Schure and me.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Two tracks from my album Laurels, released 7 March 2014 - eleven traditionals about heavy hearts, green laurels and soft dew. Download the full album above or buy a physical copy (which includes the full download). The album will be shipped out within two days after your purchase.

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released March 7, 2014

Sophie Janna - lead vocals, mbira, humming, acoustic guitar
Jack Durtnall - harmony vocals, solo guitar, soprano saxophone
Nicholas O'Brien - piano, percussion, bass, mouth harp
Kaspar Laval - bouzouki

Photograph by Jack Durtnall at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Recorded and mixed by Nicholas O'Brien at Upcycled Sounds, Paris
Mastered by Barry Teehan at Safire Studio, Amsterdam

upcycledsounds.eu
www.jackdurtnall.com
www.sophiejanna.nl

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Track Name: Green grow the laurels
Green grow the laurels and soft is the dew
Sad I was darling on parting from you
Perhaps in the future our love will renew
We'll love one another and promise to be true

I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
Saying keep your love letter and I will keep mine
And you write to your love and I'll write to mine

I passed my love's window both night time and day
I passed my love's window both night time and day
And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay
And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay

Green grow the laurels and soft is the dew
Sad I was darling on parting from you
Perhaps in the future our love will renew
We'll love one another and promise to be true
Track Name: The lea rig
When o'er the hill the Eastern star
Tells bughtin' time is near, my jo
And owsen frae the furrowed field
Return sae dowf and weary-o
Down by the burn the birken buds
With dew are hanging clear, my jo
I'll meet thee on the lea rig
My ain kind dearie-o

At midnight hour in mirkest glen
I'd rove and ne'er be eerie-o
If through the glen I gae tae thee
My ain kind dearie-o
Although the night were ne'er sae wild
And I were ne'er sae weary-o
I'll meet thee on the lea rig
My ain kind dearie-o

The hunter loves the morning sun
Tae rouse the mountain deer, my jo
At noon the fisher taks the glen
Adoon the burn to steer, my jo
Give me the hour of gloaming gray
It maks my heart sae cheery-o
Tae meet thee on the lea rig
My ain kind dearie-o