Category: Songs

To The Tune of “Edelweiss”

Edelweiss


A Song From The Sea

I co-wrote a song with Morroccan Singer/Composer Oualid Ekami, who performs it here. It was originally inspired by an idea/feeling that The Waterboys’ song “This Is This Sea” has haunted me with for many years, and though I was initially trying for a Leonard Cohen/Nick Cave vibe lyrically, here Oualid performs this song with a lush, romantic arrangement and vocal that seems quite appropriate in retrospect.

 

And click on the following link to get a pdf of the lyrics:

Song From The Sea -WD Clarke Oualid Ekami 2016


3 Songs For Fred J. Eaglesmith

Fred J. Eaglesmith. If you don’t already know him, you should.
He is one of Canada’s very finest songwriters, with the best of his lyrics subtly evoking a muted nostalgia for a hardscrabble past–for everything that’s been lost to us, or that we’ve chosen to ignore–and a gruff fathoming of what is often locked up tight in any human heart. Here is a recent video, “Johnny Cash”:

I have written him three songs–maybe one day I’ll even send them.
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