Farewell to the Gold

from by RAchel DAwick

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    Released 19th September 2014 in celebration of Women's Vote Day in NZ (1893 in NZ). A four year project researching the lives of women in NZ in the 1800s and turning their stories into songs. The album of musical tracks is partnered by a book that has the show album including the musical tracks inside - includes the research behind the songs, images, lyrics of the show including the songs and tales on the road.

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lyrics

FAREWELL TO THE GOLD

Shotover River, your gold it is waning
Its weeks since the color I've seen.
But it's no use just sitting and Lady Luck blaming
I'll pack up and make the break clean.

chorus:
Farewell to the gold that never I found,
Goodbye to the nuggets that somewhere abound;
For it's only when dreaming that I see you gleaming
Down in the dark deep underground.

It's nearly two years since I left my old mother
For adventure and gold by the pound.
With Jimmy the prospector, he was another,
For the hills of Otago was bound.

Well we worked the Cardrona's dry valley all over
Old Jimmy Williams and me.
They were panning good dirt on the winding Shotover
So we drifted down there just to see.

We sluiced and we cradled for day after day
Barely making enough to get by;
'Til a terrible flood swept poor Jimmy away
During six stormy days in July

credits

from The Boundary Riders, track released July 9, 2015
Written by Paul Metsers - recorded by Rachel Dawick (Vocal) and Jon Sanders (guitar) in Katikati with Paul Hoggard.

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