This was obviously inspired by Wind and Rain. (The subtitle is Swedish for ‘the two sisters’.) This is a work in progress, I think, though I’m not sure where to take it from here. Color? Come on over to my blog to see it big and read the lyrics.
There were two sisters came a-walking down the stream.
When you listen to this song, do the events described in it make sense to you? I think it would be different if I sat you down and told you about how one sister killed another in a jealous rage, and what a musician did with the dead sisters corpse. Something about singing makes all these things make sense, seem logical even.
This tale is at least 350 years old, and there are at least 125 known variants of this tale in Swedish traditions. [source]
I have been TERRIBLE about posting regularly. Sorry guys! To beg forgiveness, here is a sneak peek of the reason I’ve been gone—a track off of my band’s soon-to-be-out album, Skip! We are called Skolkis, and all four of us—plus the various people helping us produce this album—have been an insane blur of recording, rehearsing, fine-tuning, nit-picking, etc, for the past two months, coming to a head in the past two weeks or so. I’ve been designing the album art, which is fun and challenging and frustrating, and has commanded ALL of my time. All the files have to be in to the printers in the next few days, so I should be back on track with art soon enough.
We’ll be performing and selling our CD at Northwest Folklife, so come say hi! This track is called Kalla Kårår, which means ‘cold shivers’. :)