Wandering Star - live version

by THE COUNTESS OF FIFE

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Fay says.....
This track (which is a live recording) is one of my favourite songs from The Countess of Fife. A more fully developed studio version is yet to come but this version works in its own way and has some beautiful playing by Allan Mcdowall, Ted,McKenna and US based Rad Paul (who was playing bass with us for a wee while last summer). This song developed over time and was inspired by and written by Allan Mcdowall and myself in various wild Scottish places: including an inhospitable barn in Orkney and a rainy hill in Argyle. The lyrics are about the earth and sea and sky and 'ineffability' : i.e. about things (and mostly joy) which are incapable of being expressed in words. The lyrics are also about corrugated tin roofs but that's another story .......

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WANDERING STAR

Rain fallin on my old tin roof
And pretty soon
It's gonna take me back
To lonesome Ray

And when the rain is falling down
A tiny sliver of light
Is breaking through
On another shore
For Lonesome Ray

YOU’RE MY WANDERING STAR
BE MY WANDERING STAR

Hold on to what we all deserve
Lose that battered thing
Cause pretty soon
We’re gonna stay in tune
Lonesome Ray

The wind and rain are yours and mine
And maybe soon
We’re gonna keep that thing
Lonesome Ray

CHORUS
YOU’RE MY WANDERING STAR
BE MY WANDERING STAR
STAY MY WANDERING STAR

Rain fallin on my old tin roof
(be my be my wandering star)
And pretty soon
It's gonna take me there
(stay my stay my wandering star)
I think I’ll stay here for another year
With my wandering star

YOU’RE MY WANDERING STAR
BE MY WANDERING STAR
STAY MY WANDERING STAR

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released June 28, 2018
Music by Fay Fife & Allan Mcdowall
Lyrics by Fay Fife

Musicians :
Fay Fife - lead vox & keys
Allan Mcdowall - guitar & b vox
Paul Jensen - bass
Ted McKenna - drums

Photo & Artwork by Liz Tainsh

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The Countess of Fife Edinburgh, UK

The Countess of Fife were formed in 2016 by Fay Fife, singer/writer with Scots punk/post punk bands The Rezilllos /The Revillos, with guitarist Allan Mcdowall, of influential post punk country outfit So You Think You're A Cowboy. They have played the main stage at ButeFest and have appeared on several well-received Radio Sessions, including Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland, July 17. ... more

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