Something new, for the Spring!

A wonderful fellow, Mr. Ian Andersen, from Working, England, has been an online friend and fan for a few years now. Almost everyday he posts a photo taken from his morning walk-about, usually in the company of his lovely wife, Lis, and their sweetheart pup, Kulley.

Also, if you have not heard of The Massachusetts Walking Tour, they are a hiking group of musicians that walk or kayak for miles and miles every Spring/Summer along routes where they also stop and give community concerts. They do all this, rain or shine, with their instruments on their backs the whole way, to encourage people to enjoy the parks and natural conservation land byways throughout the New England area.

These people inspire me, as I wander about in forests composing new music too, and, thinking about all this, emerged this new walking song!

This is fresh out of the studio today (4/16/19).

My always ready for anything sound engineer, Joe, found a great bunch of happy birds, and one very shy whip-poor-will, and I just sat with my guitar and we got a sweet, sunny spring day, recording!

Not sure if this will make this album though. Let me know what you think!
Smiles of thanks, Colette

Lyrics

There’s a green apothecary right out your front door
The whippoorwill sing where to go
The wisdom that’s growing
Is food for the soul
And walking will sure ease your mind
When the bones of the forest shiver in the dark
Hard times for the turkey and the white-tailed deer
Nature in spring brings the rain back again
Salamanders dance while the peepers sing.
Walking will ease your mind; Hear the whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind
yeah, yeah, yeah.
Walking will ease your mind; there’s a whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind Yeah, yeah, yeah
The dead days of winter will wake with the bear
Cubs leave a warm winter’s den
Carpets of flowers will cover the ground because everything has a soul
Whippoorwills always know.
Walking will sure ease your mind;
Walking will sure ease your mind
When those leaves open wide
Cool air fills your mind
Stop to rest a while
And smile.
Walking will ease your mind;
Hear the whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind
yeah, yeah, yeah.
Walking will ease your mind;
there’s a whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind
Yeah, yeah, yeah
When the path that you follow becomes overgrown
Nature will ease it all away
Lay your body down in the curve of the ground
Because everything has a soul
Whippoorwills told me so
Walking will ease your mind;
Hear the whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind
yeah, yeah, yeah.
Walking will ease your mind;
there’s a whippoorwill calling
Walking will ease your mind
Yeah, yeah, yeah