Jess Vincent

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Wind On The Downs – live video from the SHINE launch gig

Thanks to the Village Pump! and to Reg Meuross, Mike Cosgrave & Marcel Rose (who tried to hide but does feature) for performing Wind On The Downs with me at the album launch. Hope you all like it – please share if you do. I love this beautiful poem by Marian Allen so much that I set it to music. She wrote this and many other poems when her fighter pilot fiancé was tragically shot down in WW1.
JESS x

Wind on the Downs
(Marian Allen arr by Jess Vincent)

I like to think of you as brown and tall
As strong and living as you used to be
In khaki tunic Sam Brown belt and all
And standing there and laughing down at me
And standing there and laughing
Because they tell me dear that you are dead
Because I can no longer see your face
You have not died it is not true
For I hear you laughing as you used to do
I hear you laughing when I think of you
We walked along the tow path you and I
Beside that sluggish moving still canal
It seemed impossible that you should die
We thought of many things and spoke of few
We thought of many things I thought of you
Yet still I still your khaki figure pass
And as I leave the meadow I turn to wait
For you to open first that wooden gate

How should you leave me having loved me so
How should you leave me having loved me so
How should you leave me having loved me so