Soirée

by Christy-Lyn

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emramey Great collection of songs- I love the variety. Favorite track: Fields of Gold.
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Maria Wilson Love the positive theme and the beautiful voice and music. Favorite track: Accentuate the Positive.
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Recorded live during two house concerts on 12 December 2015.

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released January 19, 2016

Harp, ukulele, vocals: Christy-Lyn
Recording: Alan Marais
Photographer: Dawn Marais
Cover design: Christy-Lyn

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Christy-Lyn Cape Town, South Africa

Christy-Lyn is a singer and instrumentalist who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She loves to accompany herself on the harp, ukulele or piano.

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Track Name: Fields of Gold
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
among the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
when we walked in fields of gold

So she took her love, for to gaze a while
among the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
as we walked in fields of gold

I never made promises lightly,
and there have been some that I've broken,
but I swear in the days still left we'll walk in fields of gold.

Will you stay with me? Will you be my love
among the fields of barley?
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
when we walked in fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down,
as you lie in fields of gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
among the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
when we walked in fields of gold
Track Name: First Day of My Life
This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
Think I was blind before I met you
Don't know where I am, don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go

So I thought I'd let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize how I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

I remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you just woke up
And you said this is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
Now I don't care I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy

So I thought I’d let you know
You can have forever
And although I might be slow
I realized that I need you
And I’m so glad that I am home
Track Name: Fear a Bhàta
Fhir a' bhàta, s na hóro eile
Fhir a' bhàta, s na hóro eile
Fhir a' bhàta, s na hóro eile
Mo shoraidh slàn leat 's gach àit' an téid thu

'S tric mi sealltainn on chnoc a’s àirde
Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a' bhàta
An tig thu 'n-diugh no 'n tig thu màireach
'S mur tig thu idir gur truagh a ta mi

Tha mo chridhe-sa briste brùite
'S tric na deòir a ruith o’m shùilean
An tig thu nochd no 'm bi mo dhùil riut
No 'n dùin mi 'n doras le osna thùrsaich?
Track Name: Accentuate the Positive
You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything looked so dark?

Man, they said you gotta accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
Track Name: Bring Him Home
God on high hear my prayer
In my need You have always been there

He is young, he's afraid
Let him rest, heaven blessed.
Bring him home

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die, one by one
How soon they fly, on and on
And I am old and will be gone.

Bring him peace, bring him joy
He is young, he is only a boy

You can take, You can give
Let him be, let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Track Name: Tea and a Friend
You're in over your head
Your concentration is dead
This deadline's got you stressing like mad
Just take a deep breath
You'll get out of this mess
I won't lie and tell you it's not so bad
But I can say

[Chorus]
A cup of tea makes your problems seem smaller
A cup of tea makes the cold seem warmer
Gives you strength to try it all again
You can do it
With tea and a friend

It's been raining all day
Clouds just won't go away
Umbrellas don't help when there's such a gale
You arrive in a huff
I see that you've had enough
I sit you down before you start to wail
Put the kettle on
Track Name: The Parting Glass
Of all the money that e’er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And of all the harm that e’er I've done,
alas it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit,
to memory now I can’t recall.
So fill to me the parting glass.
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades that e’er I had,
they're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e’er I had,
they would wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot
that I should rise and you should not,
I’ll gently rise and I'll softly call,
"Goodnight and joy be with you all!"

A man may drink and not be drunk,
a man may fight and not be slain
A man may court a pretty girl
and perhaps be welcomed back again
But since it has so ordered been
by a time to rise and a time to fall
Come fill to me the parting glass,
Goodnight and joy be with you all