The Ride

by Louis Alberry

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Recorded in Swanage, September 2019
Released on Kray Klaw Records

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I've flung myself to wild, wild borders
Trying not to look back.
I took a ride on a magic carpet
Where I met the man in black,
And he said
Fear not, hear me

He knocked me down to the cold hard ground
Where I stood as bold as brass.
To my surprise I reached on up
To greet the left hand of the dark,
And he sang
Only here, only now
Only here, only now

By the hand, he led across seething seas
To the highest mountain top.
I dragged my heels to a bed of bones,
He said Hey now, don't you stop!
Until you've
Found out, found me

When the young dawn, with her rose-red fingers
Softly shone once more,
I woke to find myself alone
Just the black cloak on the floor.
And I heard
Fear not, find out
Fear not, find out

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released November 3, 2019

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Louis Alberry Swanage, UK

Louis Alberry is a guitarist, mandola player and songwriter from Swanage, Dorset whose songs and compositions weave intricate journeys through diverse musical landscapes. Fed as much by West African, Indian, and jazz music as by his fingerstyle predecessors such as Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, his music is by turns lilting and gentle, hypnotic and textural or bursting with energy. ... more

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