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  1. 50 Years

From the album Letting Go

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50 Years (4:16)

© Daithi Rua IMRO/MCPS

Studio’s:

Recorded in Omni Sound Studios, Nashville Tennessee in october 2017.
Overdubs in Dog Den Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Additional overdubs in Good Luck Studio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mixed in Dog Den Studio, Nashville Tennessee.
Tracking Engineer: Rory Rositas.
Over-dub engineering by Bill McDermott, Rory Rositas, Brenden Bernhardt and Wyatt Easterling.
Strings arrangements, like the violin/strings on That’s Freedom, are arranged by David Henry in True Tone Recording.

Musicians:

Acoustic guitar, classical and bouzouki: Michael Spriggs.
Electric guitar: Mike Durham.
Electric bass: Jim “Bevis” Hyatt and Dave Francis on upright bass.
Drums: Wayne Killius.
Piano and keyboards: Billy Nobel.
Lead acoustic guitar on 50 Years: Bill McDermott.

Guest artists:

Lisa Brokop, Robby Hecht, Paul Jefferson and Wyatt Easterling.

Produced by Wyatt Easterling for Wyatt Easterling Productions

Photos album cover: Richard Beukelaar

For more information please visit Clé Music at www.clementine.fm

Lyrics

50 Years (4:16)

Kathleen came to this town in 1954.
Weeds and wild grass blossomed
on an ice age road.
Shadowed by a fortress,
English armies left behind.
An Irish soldier won her heart and loved her,
true and kind.

* 50 year in this old place,
you can see it in her face:
The time and tide have treated her so softly,
and in her days she has seen change,
good and bad, sad and strange,
moving with the times for 50 years.

She smoked Woodbine cigarettes
and raised a family.
She watched them grow and prosper,
very happily.
There was homemade bread and stir about,
on Friday sometimes fish.
The rod was never spared,
neither was the kiss.

* Chorus

She saw the very first fast cars,
passing by her gate.
The tinker and the blacksmith
simply fade away
Electric light replaced the lamp and TV,
conversation.
Peace time turned to hard times
with war’s abomination.

* Chorus

© Daithi Rua IMRO/MCPS