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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    From the Mourning of the World is a unique compilation album brought to you by the Dark Mountain Project, the global network of artists, musicians and writers who are crafting new stories for a civilisation in trouble.

    Featuring: an exclusive alternate version of Caesar recorded specially for the album by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2011, Chris Wood; BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2010 Jon Boden; celebrated artists such as Chris T-T and Bethia Beadman (whose track is a duet with REM’s Mike Mills); this is a beautiful compilation of the wild and uncivilised music associated with the Dark Mountain Project.

    Through our IndieGogo crowdfunding page we managed to raise just under £3000 of the £5000 we need to create this beautiful album on vinyl. If you order a copy you will receive the download immediately but the vinyl might be a few months behind. We have a number of fundraising gigs planned as well as selling copies through this bandcamp page so you should have your copy by the end of the summer.

    Thank you for supporting our first venture into creating an album!
    The Dark Mountain Team

    Includes unlimited streaming of From the Mourning of the World via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Georgia, gentle Georgia, honeysuckle bloom,

Won't you be my gentleman and bring me to your home?

Georgia, gentle Georgia, stranger still...

When can I come to fetch the strawberries with you?



Just like the little girl who lives next door,

Will you ever care for me half as much as her?

Adora, Isadora, I hear you say,

And Georgia, gentle Georgia, will always be this way...

For she has your mother's name, your legacy, your blood, your bairn,

And Georgia, well, I feel the same.



As you cleared the boat upon the lake of all its leaves,

You cast out your ring like the winter there, your silver hopes and fears

Slipped away from your grasp as once a son...

Down it sunk for all the years, heavy hearted, gone.

Georgia, gentle Georgia, I would be free,

Love the baby son you lost by proxy.



But somewhere there in my mind's eye, I knew for sure,

I could see that ring a glistening, the ring you loved and more...

Georgia, gentle Georgia, Oconee River Wild,

And I can swim to you, all the way from the British Isles,

And I'm sure I can find your treasure and your child

Somewhere there in the crystal cracked river bed, your history and your denial...



But all this writes because of she, honeysuckle bloom,

Won't you be my Gentleman and bring me to your home

To adore her and adore her, for Georgia's sake?

See how I knew I'd fetch your treasure from the lake!



And there's another verse, unspoken, but yet true…

Why do I sing of that little girl and what she means to you?

And who was I when I was she? And why do you love your mother most?

And why is our love like a love's ghost when we've lost what we've lost and we choose what we choose?

Oh Georgia, Georgia, blue….



When can I come to fetch the strawberries with you?

And when will you come to pick my strawberry heart too?

credits

from From the Mourning of the World, released June 10, 2013
Written and performed by Bethia Beadman

Backing vocals - Mike Mills
Piano - Jools Scott
Viola - Harvey Brown

Recorded by Dickie Chappell at Real World
Mixed by Pedro Ferreira at The Rock Shack

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