Wow, what a superb rendition of this song. Wonderful groove, and one of those really astounding Australian Maton guitars which which Tommy Emmanuel fills concert halls all over the world. Thanks for sharing, Harry. This is finger-picker's heaven.
It's no secret I'm a big jazz fan, having been a jazz musician when I was much younger. I also dabbled in songwriting for others, I still occasionally tune into the latest charts to listen to what the kids are up to these days. For eg, Justin Bieber - a couple of years ago I heard one of his songs at the shopping mall and decided to buy his CD
Not long after, I was preparing for a 7 hour interstate drive, I placed a carefully curated stack of CDs within arm's reach in the passenger seat with some classic and contemporary jazz albums. I also brought along the Justin Bieber CD which I placed at the bottom of the pile for when I absolutely needed a change. I then stopped at the gas station and filled up, which meant I didn't have to worry finding another gas station for at least 5 hrs. Then I headed for the freeway.
But as I got on the onramp and circled around to the freeway, I went round just a tad fast and the entire stack of CDs scattered all over the car with a huge crash, like bugs when you lift a stone in the garden... except for the Justin Bieber CD. And so, because I refused to pull over on the freeway until I absolutely had to refuel, I was stuck with Justin Bieber on repeat for at least 3-4 hrs after which silence became the preferable option. Here's a sample:
PS. I don't think I've ever touched that CD ever again after that trip.
When I followed the lyrics I was amazed how closely related Old Norse and Old English are. During my studies I had to take a course and an exam in Old English (and Middle English, the language of Chaucer).
2020 has been a rough year but really it seems to be more of a final culmination of the past several years starting in 2016. Too many funerals, family setbacks, and reminders that time never stops. Today is Thanksgiving in the US and it's a sunny day. As I sit by the window, with my dog in my lap as he enjoys a nap in the rays of the sun, an Elton John song keeps fading in & out of my head. See you guys & gals in a few days, I'll be mentally checked out for the long weekend.