Fair Drawin' In

from From The Skein by Jenny Sturgeon

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‘The nights are fair drawin’ in’ is a well-used and well-loved saying in Aberdeenshire from mid-summer until the winter solstice.


A young lass walks along the shore
Free from any shackles
And plants her feet firm in the sand
Like roots along the tide line

The sun sets on the hills of home
The nights are fair drawin' in now
The leaves are turning, turning o’er
And like the swifts they’re gone now

The minutes pass and turn to hours
The weeks condense to years now
To box these dreams and memories
We surely set them free o’

She’s tried anger, sadness, joy
The cogs they turn to rust
But the morning light breaks through the haar
The warmth negates the coldness


from From The Skein, released June 10, 2016
Written by Jenny Sturgeon and featuring Jonny Hardie on guitar, Grant Anderson on double bass, Davy Cattanach on percussion, Aongus Mac Amhlaigh on cello.


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Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter "who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" (R2 Magazine). Jenny's music is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of folklore, nature and the connection people have with the wild. ... more

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