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This site exists because I started to realize that I’m doing quite a lot of old-timey (in a fairly loose sense rather than the stricter Wikipedia sense – hence the notably imprecise name of the blog)┬ámusic in various contexts these days, and I might need a home for some demo recordings separate from my own songs.

Apart from the name of the blog, it has nothing to do with Dr. Who. Nevertheless, you might want to watch this space. (Sorry!)

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

Hannah’s Gone Upcountry

Final (for the moment) version now available on Bandcamp. (You don’t have to buy it to listen to it.

Words and music copyright David Harley, 2017.

There’s lightning on the skyline
But I can’t hear a sound
I used to stand for something
Now I can’t find solid ground

Tom’s gone to Hilo
And Sammy’s gone to sea
But Hannah’s gone upcountry
She wouldn’t wait for me

The wind bites like a razor
When those Easterlies veer round
The moon floats high and lonesome
Peering through the clouds

Tom’s gone to Hilo
And Sammy’s gone to sea
But Hannah’s gone upcountry
She wouldn’t wait for me

Some fell where they were standing
Some are glory bound
But Hannah’s gone to the mountains
And she’s never coming down

Tom’s gone to Hilo
And Sammy’s gone to sea
But Hannah’s gone upcountry
She wouldn’t wait for me

There’s lightning on the skyline
But I can’t hear a sound
I used to stand for something
Now I can’t find solid ground

Tom’s gone to Hilo
And Johnny’s gone to sea
But Hannah’s up the country
She wouldn’t wait for me

Yes, Hannah’s gone upcountry
She won’t even write to me