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Laurels

by Sophie Janna

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Boots Each song is better than the one before it, a remarkable work Favorite track: Three little boys.
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davidjrscot Bought this digital download after listening to Sophie's performance on Music around the Fireplace, great way to bring in the New Year of 2021, which carries all our hopes for health and happiness 😊
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Joris In the two days I've owned this album, it's been the only thing I've listened to. Shule is permanently stuck in my head. This album is a pure and wonderful journey into the lands where love is lost, and found.
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Hassles "Lovely" new-age celtic offerings. The sparse arrangements (some a cappella), well steeped in tradition are quite beautifully presented.
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coxysf A fantastically haunting version of a beautiful song. It will always remind me of crossing the IJ river on a warm summer's evening Favorite track: She moved through the fair.
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    The download of the full album of eleven tracks includes the liner notes. They contain the story of why I had to sing each song and how I found it.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Since the first edition of this album has almost sold out, I made a new set. The old sleeve was no longer available and I changed my last name since the previous version, so this is a revised edition. The front is hand-stamped with a lino-cut made by Anneke ter Schure, everything else is handwritten onto the sleeve by me. That means that on these sleeves you can actually read the title of each song! :)

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Horo Johnny 01:59
Horo Johnny won't you come home soon The winter's coming and I'm all alone A candle's burning in my window love And the wild geese they are flying home A young man's love is something to behold First it burns and then it soon turns cold He'll whisper in the moonlight and your hand he'll hold Then he'll vanish with the morning dew Horo Johnny won't you come home soon The winter's coming and I'm all alone A candle's burning in my window love And the wild geese they are flying home He'll court you in a meadow in the summer time When first you love it's the sweetest time He'll promise you a golden ring and then one day He'll vanish with the morning with the dew Horo Johnny won't you come home soon The winter's coming and I'm all alone A candle's burning in my window love And the wild geese they are flying home You'll be waiting for his footsteps in the lonely room Listen by the window he'll be coming soon Your heart it will be breaking by the early dawn For he'll vanish with the morning dew Horo Johnny won't you come home soon The winter's coming and I'm all alone A candle's burning in my window love And the wild geese they are flying home And the wild geese they are flying home
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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 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 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 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
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Shule 03:13
I wish I were on yonder hill It's there I'll sit and cry my fill And every tear would turn a mill Johnny's gone for a soldier Shule, shule, shule aroon Shule, shule, he loves me And when he returns he will marry me Johnny has gone for a soldier Well Johnny my love he went away He would not heed what I did say And he won't be back for many's a day Johnny has gone for a soldier Shule, shule, shule aroon Shula, shula, he loves me And when he returns he will marry me Johnny has gone for a soldier Well I'll sell my rack I'll sell my reel I'll sell my only spinning wheel To buy my love a sword of steel Johnny has gone for a soldier Shule, shule, shule aroon Shula, shula, he loves me And when he returns he will marry me Johnny has gone for a soldier I'll dye my skirt I'll dye it red Around the world I'll bake my bread Until I find him alive or dead Johnny has gone for a soldier Shule, shule, shule aroon Shula, shula, he loves me And when he returns he will marry me Johnny has gone for a soldier
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One morning fair to take the air Down by blackwaterside It was in gazing all around me An Irish lad I spied All through the first part of the night Well we lay in sport and play Then this young man he arose And gathered his clothes Saying fair thee well today That's not the promise that you made to me When first you lay in my bed You made me believe with your lying tongue That the sun shone in the west Then go home go home, to your father's hall Go home and cry your fill And think of your own misfortune That you brought with your wanton will There's not a girl in this whole wide world As easily led as I It's fishes they'll fly And the sees will run dry It's then you'll marry I
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Peggy Gordon 03:43
O Peggy Gordon, you are my darling Come sit you down upon my knee And tell to me the very reason Why I am slighted so by thee I'm so in love and I can't deny it My heart lies smothered in my breast It's not for you to let the world know A troubled mind can know no rest I put my back up against an oak tree I thought it was a trusty tree But first it bent, and then was broken And that is how my love served me O Peggy Gordon, you are my darling Come sit you down upon my knee And tell to me the very reason Why I am slighted so by thee Why I am slighted so by thee
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Tavern Green 02:24
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The lea rig 03:27
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

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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

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soundcloud.com/jackdurtnall
www.sophiejanna.nl

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Sophie Janna sings traditional-inspired, soothing songs that make you forget where you are.

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