Highland

by Morganisation

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    Five songs - Inspired by the landscape, stories and characters linked to the Scottish Highlands. The cover (art by highland artist Claire Innis) contains the stories behind the songs. ‘Big Brown Sky’ and ‘Gibraltar Farm’, first heard on Morganisation’s ‘Bubbles’ album, are now remixed and re-mastered; ‘Still’ and ‘The Eyes of Lochaber’ birthed out of Dave's highland experience. Finally it's time to leave and ‘Not in Narnia’ is Dave's tongue in cheek lament of heading back down the M6.

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1.
I was down in the boondocks on the Edinburgh Road banging on the door to the Mother Lode when Ceilidh Al, as bold as brass was coming down the mountain on his Whisky Poet glass And I‘m under the Big Brown Sky watching the changes fly and hearing them call out my name as the wind and the rain go by They talk up a future in poetic rhyme standing on the parapet of Auld Lang Syne feelings run high and faces are red everybody’s shouting out but not a word is said And I‘m under the Big Brown Sky watching the changes fly and hearing them call out my name as the wind and the rain go by So take a cup of kindness, hang it on the wall don’t let nobody touch it no, no one at all There’s only so much water can go under the bridge before I get a molecule to pass down to my kid under the Big Brown Sky watching the changes fly and hearing them call out my name as the wind and the rain go by Ceilidh light, don’t leave me lone tonight Ceilidh light, come keep me warm tonight Ceilidh light, I need you by my side
2.
Gibraltar Farm Gibraltar Farm, Violette came She walked in its long green grass and left on an aeroplane With all that she had, One summer’s night riding the clouds of England and France in the fading light And every night I heard her calling out across the wires (Louise…) and I’m out on that long and lonely road I chose and nobody in England knows but you, you, you Oh let me go where the tears don’t flow Oh let me stay where there is no war today Gibraltar Farm, Violette knew Every turn and glance of the dangerous dance that she had to do With all that she had, she did it so well with a fire in her heart she played out the part til the curtain fell And every night I heard her calling out across the wires (Louise…) I’m out on a long and lonely road tonight And nobody can see my light but you, you, you Oh let me go where the tears don’t flow Oh let me stay where there is no war today
3.
Still 03:16
How beautiful the mountains Rise up from the sea How perfectly silent They are speaking to me Soft as a whisper A cry upon the air They speak about tomorrow Like it’s always been there Rest your head my darlin’ Close your sleepy eyes You can take my word for it I will still be here when you arise I’ll love you Still, I’ll love you Still. There’s fog on the ocean Rain down in the glen And the smell of the fire Takes me back to who knows when off in the distance a songbird is singing a sweet lullaby for another to hear Rest your head my baby Close those sleepy eyes You can be so sure of it I will still be here when you arise I’ll love you Still, I’ll love you Still. Rest your head my darlin’ Close your sleepy eyes You can take my word for it I will still be here when you arise I’ll love you Still, I’ll love you Yeah I will love you Still
4.
Oh the Eyes of Lochaber are open wide but they won’t let on where the blue caps hide til the Kingdom falls on the other side Go Laddie Go, Go Laddie Go Well the whistle blows as the train steams west And the men on board are the worst and the best but freedom rides on their success Go Laddie Go, Go Laddie Go Oh the Eyes of Lochaber They are following me Oh the Eyes of Lochaber Hard as the rain til the struggle and the pain is just a memory Oh the Eyes of Lochaber from the sky down to the sea Oh the Eyes of Lochaber flying like a buzzard in his skyscraper cupboard looking down on me As I’m walk along that path again that once was trod by the best of them I can hear that song across the Glen Go Laddie Go, Go Laddie Go Oh the Eyes of Lochaber are watching still From every heart on every hill when freedom calls free men will Go Laddie Go, Go Laddie Go
5.
Somewhere down the M6 we went through a door Now we’re Not in Narnia anymore And I’m walking down the streets of Birmingham again Turn off my facebook, Turn off my tweets If you want me I’ll be under the sheets I’m gonna hide my face until I don’t know when I’m chugging along Not in Narnia Na-na-no-no-no, Back in Birmingham I’m chugging along Not in Narnia Na-na-no-no-no, that’s where I am I’m chugging along Not in Narnia Na-na-no-no-no Not in Narnia I’m chugging along Not in Narnia Na-na-no-no-no Not in Narnia Somewhere down the M6 we went through that door Now we’re Not in Narnia anymore And it’s easy to imagine we never were Mirror Mirror, on my wall Can you see my reflection at all Did I dream it up or was I really there? I’m chugging along Not in Narnia Na-na-no-no-no Not in Narnia

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The ‘Highland’ EP is a collection of five songs, written and produced by Dave Scott-Morgan - biographical, social comment, romantic – all built around the ambience of Scotland.

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released June 26, 2018

Morganisation are Alex Lowe, Jack Rosa, Alan Piano Smith, Mandy Scott-Morgan and Dave Scott-Morgan. Additional contributions by Alyssa Smillie (vocals on 'Still'), Steve Brown (Guitar) and Robert Gardner (bagpipes) on 'The Eyes of Lochaber'. The cover art for the Highland EP is by highland artist Claire Innes.

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MOrganisation Birmingham, UK

Dave fronts his group MOrganisation with catchy melodic originals. Back in the day, his song ‘Hiroshima’ was a European mega-hit and he was in the stage line-up of the world famous Electric Light Orchestra.

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