From the recording More Than Memory

A new song written specially by Gareth for 'World Curlew Day'. Please visit www.curlewaction.org to find out more. With thanks to Mary Colwell for the inspiration, to Tom Streeter (Photographer) for the wonderful Curlew cover picture and to Geoff Sample for kind permission to use the Curlew call clips during the track.

Lyrics

More Than Memory

Born to the hollow, in the grass
With steady glide, and graceful dance
Soft you walk, while human hands
Curb the world around you

Heard in the wetlands, wild lament
Wisdom from a weary friend
Who we may never hear again
Whose line is thin and slender

Let the curlews’ call from mountain to the sea
Let the curlews’ call be more …than memory

You were legion through the sky
Your song inspired and recognised
With elegance in form and flight
And your voice ascending

Let the curlews’ call from mountain to the sea
Let the curlews’ call be more …than memory

Now in the fields
No hiding place
Silence falls your song replaced
No liminal or haunting trace
For coming generations

Let the curlews’ call from mountain to the sea
Let the curlews’ call be more …than memory




Words & Music by Gareth Davies-Jones
Copyright © Gareth Davies-Jones 2020