I'm staying in a house in Aotearoa on Waiheke Island, there's an old warm banjo hanging on the wall in GDAD tuning, capo 1 - which is how it was on the wall so I just noodled around with 2 chords and sang whatever came out.
Written in about 60 minutes so I'm happy with this as a first draft, good to plant the seed and see if it grows into anything. Could hear a lonesome fiddle solo come in, i've left space at the end however if I was to grow the song might swap the verses 3 & 4 around and then write further verses.
Good to play around on an instrument I don't usually play, in a house I've never stayed in before, in a place I've never been before! This island is magical. Let's see what the old Piano/Guitar/Mandolin have to say tomorrow - here for the weekend on tour so it's wonderful to capture the magic of this place through FAWM.
#banjo #opentuning #demo #folk #acoustic #singer_songwriter #female #vocals
I’m not the only one that you love
Starving and begging for scraps and drips
I clutch at your robe and kiss your feet
Coz I believe
I’m all alone with my books unread
Waiting on you to reply somehow
I am a captive with no chains
Bound to a Captain with no name for me
Maybe tomorrow you’ll see