The Road is Long

by Nigel Parry

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People sing sea shanties when they haven't been to sea. This is a land shanty, and a journey.


The Road is Long (short version)

At first the journey’s just begun
There’s all the road still to be run.

Now you venture on your own
It’s time to play your solo tune

And then you find there’s room for two
Someone chose to be with you

Next comes a band to fill the stage
It’s time to write another page

Your group is where you put your soul
There’s never enough to fill the bowl

Then maybe again a one man show
The open road has miles to go

A chance meet as you’re on your way
Gives new life to your tired old play

And the your journey’s nearly done
The road behind rolls far and long

At last your journey’s at the end
There’s no more time to make, or to spend.


released October 23, 2013
Words & Music; Nigel Parry
Nigel Parry, Philippa Boy, Susan Rose, Niels Gedge (vocals)


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Soulful Folkiwi Music
"..rapidly becoming an established player.., bringing his strong, mellow voice and sympathetic guitar sounds to songs old and new, traditional and his own compositions.”

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