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The Kleins ON The Hill


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philonnie

 Genre: Acoustic

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A folky ballad with some jazzy overtones .... my first composition of 2007

cheers and thanks for listening
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The Kleins on The Hill

The rain is beating on the window
As daylight slips away
An empty house - there’s no one there now
They all left yesterday

A chill wind’s ripping through the trees
They forgot to tie the gate
And each and every time it swings
You wonder why they’re late

What has become
Of the Kleins on the hill
God speed their return
When this howling wind’s still

They put to sea to cross the bay
Saw harbour lights recede
White horses to the shoreline race
As though warning to take heed

A foggy headland looms too close
Wild rocks awash with spray
Ill-judgement sealed their fate that night
They won’t see another day

What has become
Of the Kleins on the hill
God speed their return
When this howling wind’s still

A cold thin dawn illuminates
grey sea and sky and land
and splintered wood and their wicker basket
Jetsom on the strand

A chill wind’s ripping through the trees
They forgot to tie the gate
And each and every time it swings
You wonder why they’re late

What has become
Of the Kleins on the hill
They’ll never return
Though that howling wind’s still

Song Stats
Hits: 2006
Comments: 2
Fans: 1
Plays: 51
Downloads: 87
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jan 29, 2007 - 02:04:51 PM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2007 - 02:04:51 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:03:31 AM
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Hardware:
powerbook G4
griffin imic
yamaha electro-acoustic
samson COU1 usb condenser mike
midi controller (cello)
Software:
GB2
Comments
said 3857 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
"But the Klein's...
...on the hill, see the sun going down..." hahah...

Seriously though, this is a lovely tune Phil. Nice arrangement. Top-notch lyric writing. Vocal delivery that of a true balladeer. Perfect leads. An instant fave!

Be well!

ODE TO SPRING: http://www.macjams.com/song/28558
hackneybloke said 2621 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
kleins
hey phil. i came across this because it was randomly mentioned to the side of the page in the 'more songs in acoustic' pane. i love it. it's raw and unproduced....and strange musically. the chorus is a gem...a total gem. love it.
Check out my latest song called If Symptoms Persist
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Born and bred in Liverpool and like most kids from that place got my first guitar as a young teenager (in the late 60s). I've been dabbling with a guitar or two ever since and couldn't imagine life without one. I've never had any musical training (pr... [see more]

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