Wild and Windy Shore (new version)

 
       
 
Jun 17, 2017, 11:25 AM

I posted this song here over a year ago, but I was never really happy with it, so I completely redid it. Whatever you think of the song, the video is pretty. I think I should be sponsored by the tourist boards of Scotland and North Carolina.

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WILD AND WINDY SHORE

Oh, the days are seldom cold
In the woods of Carolina
Where the people say, “Have a nice day,”
And most days, I do.

And Carolina wine
Is gentle, warm and kind
To wash away
These foolish thoughts of mine
Of a wild and windy shore
And the great Atlantic’s roar
Or the fierce North Sea.
That’s where I long to be.

Oh the nights were soft and warm
In the arms of my sweet lover
When she whispered, “Do you love me?”
I said, “I do.”

Why did we ever part?
How could I break such a heart?
To sail the dreams
That carried me so far
From that wild and windy shore
And the great Atlantic’s roar
Oh, the fierce North Sea.
That’s where I long to be.

Now I stand upon the sand
Oak Island, North Carolina
And I wonder, should I return?
Across the sea, do my boats still burn?

Does the salty air
Blow a strand of hair
Across her face
How I long to be there
On a wild and windy shore
And the great Atlantic’s roar
Oh the fierce North Sea.
That’s where I long to be.

Copyright Gavin Sinclair 2016 & 2017 blah, blah, blah

 
     
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Jun 20, 2017, 05:51 PM

“blah blah blah” ha! No fine print for you, right Gavin.  lol

The video is beautiful…peaceful even. Such a lovely song.

Typo Alert: The “full screen” sentence appears twice in your description.  ;)

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Jun 20, 2017, 06:11 PM
Jenny Stokes - 20 June 2017 05:51 PM

“blah blah blah” ha! No fine print for you, right Gavin.  lol

The video is beautiful…peaceful even. Such a lovely song.

Typo Alert: The “full screen” sentence appears twice in your description.  ;)

No, it doesn’t. You’re imagining things. Go back and check again :) See?

Thanks for spotting that, Jen. The old copy and paste demons strike again.

 
     
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Jun 20, 2017, 06:15 PM

How very Jedi of you Gavin ... “There is no typo.”  :)

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Jun 20, 2017, 10:04 PM

I think the movements you’re trying to add to the chorus are what’s causing you to sort of
smash your words together. as usual these lyrics are strong and have their own rhythm, when
I strum along I easily fall into something a lot simpler :)

 
     
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Jun 20, 2017, 10:37 PM

Hey, Tony, what do you mean by “movements?” There are a few moments where my vocals sound like I am trying to take a dump, but I’m not sure that’s what you are trying to say.

 
     
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Jun 21, 2017, 06:40 AM

Eat a prune, lol! With your same rhythm and chords I fall into a simple DGD AGD for the opening verse,
then Bm (no pun) G A D x2 for the chorus. Granted, this gives it a much more “traditional country”
feel…. but the lyrics flow quite smoothly :)

[ Edited: 21 June 2017 07:24 AM by JAPOV]
 
     
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Jun 21, 2017, 07:44 PM

I tried that, Tony, but it just seemed kind of flat. Not sure that I interpreted your idea correctly.

I’m not really going for traditional country on this one, more of a Celtic feel.

 
     
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Jun 21, 2017, 10:54 PM

Yea, kinda figured :) Still a nice “play along” song :)

 
     
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