Blue Sun Rises

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Release Date: 2019 | Palette Records
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Blue Sun Rises

  •     01. I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown)
  •     02. Blue Sun Rises
  •     03. Billy Taylor
  •     04. The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond
  •     05. Workin’ For The Money
  •     06. Love Will Never Die
  •     07. Wayfaring Stranger
  •     08. Devil With The Blue Eyes
  •     09. Preacher Man
  •     10. The Parting Glass
  •     11. Ode To Billy Taylor (The Sun Rises Blue)
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On May 31, 2019 Debra Lyn released her third studio album BLUE SUN RISES.

The art of storytelling has been with us since the dawn of human history. It is the means through which generations speak to one another and traditions evolve to be taken from those who come before us and passed on to those who come after.

Tradition is important to award-winning, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/musician Debra Lyn.  Her earliest musical memories are of her Grandmother, Betty Lewis, also singer in the Albany/Troy, New York area in the 50s.  Betty gave Debra her first guitar and encouraged her musical dreams.

“Blue Sun Rises,” Debra Lyn’s third CD for Nashville-based Palette Records, brings together traditional music that clearly speaks to Debra’s Irish/Scottish/English heritage and intricately weaves these influences with original material. Inspired versions of songs such as the Scottish favorites “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond” and “The Parting Glass,” a popular American Folk/Gospel song “Wayfaring Stranger,” and a lesser known British folk song, “Billy Taylor” with an upbeat feel, make the cut.

The title track, co-written with Palette Records’ producer Jeff Silverman, employs evocative storytelling to explore the universal human emotions of separation and loss. The CD includes seven original songs written by Debra and Jeff. “I Pull Me Down” features the Irish song “The Maids of Mitchelstown” truly blending the new material with the traditional. The song features Irish flue and fiddle to lend to its authentic sound. The musical alchemy created by the melding of original with tradition continues throughout the CD with “Love Will Never Die” coupled with Irish Reel “The Star of Munster” and “Preacher Man” which leans heavily upon the song, “Goin’ Home.” The pairings were made with careful consideration to match and enhance the lyrical mood and musical feel. The CD’s final song, “Ode to Billy Taylor,” was written by Debra as an ending to the original story to vindicate Billy Taylor and features a haunting melody entwined meticulously with Irish flute, cello and Uillean pipe drones.

Jeff Silverman, an award-winning producer and songwriter, brings much in the way of creative expertise to “Blue Sun Rises.” He has toured and worked on gold and platinum album projects for artists such as Rick Springfield, The Allman Brothers, and Roger Miller, to name a few.  Located in a city known as home to a plethora of world-class session players, able to handle just about anything in the recording studio, Jeff sought out specific musicians who could bring a true authentic sound and feel to “Blue Sun Rises.” An unexpected addition is Irish Step Dancer, Lily Rose Fisher, who performs percussive dance steps on “Wayfaring Stranger” and “Workin’ For The Money,” creating a unique “Riverdance” feel.   (A full list of musicians appearing on “Blue Sun Rises” is included at the end of this article.)

As well as her vocal contribution to “Blue Sun Rises” Debra Lyn adds mountain dulcimer, claw hammer banjo and electric bass to the recording.

Jeff Silverman makes his musical appearance on “Blue Sun Rises” with his custom-made Martin acoustic baritone guitar. The baritone is tuned lower than a standard guitar and this, combined with a variety of non-standard tunings, gives the CD a unique, deep and full sound. Jeff also plays bass guitar throughout the CD.

“Blue Sun Rises” is a recording of carefully crafted innovation and surprises guaranteed to grab and hold the listener’s attention. The blending of the traditional Irish/Scottish/British music with fresh original material, creates a musical work which stands apart in the genres of Celtic and Americana/Folk music and provides a unique introduction to new audiences while offering a work that satisfies those more familiar with these styles of music.

 

Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.PaletteMusic.net (MSP)
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com (VSN)

MUSICIANS:

DEBRA LYN: Lead and Background Vocals, Mountain Dulcimer on Tracks 1, 4, 8, 9 and 11, Bass on Devil With The Blue Eyes, Clawhammer Banjo on Wayfaring Stranger

www.debralyn.com

Debra Lyn is an award-winning, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/musician. Blue Sun Rises is her third album released on Palette Records. She is the writer/cowriter on seven of the original songs featured on the album.

 JEFF SILVERMAN:  Baritone Acoustic Guitar on all songs except for track 10, Bass on all songs except for tracks 8 and 11, Background Vocals on tracks 3, 5, 9 and 10

www.palettemusic.net

Jeff’s nearly 40 years of experience in the music industry has included working on Emmy and Grammy-nominated projects. He has also produced, mixed, mastered, co-written, edited and performed on a number of gold, platinum and award-winning projects for artists such as Rick Springfield and Michael Peterson. Jeff is co producer and co-writer of the recently released “From The Vault (A Collection of works by Rick Springfield & Jeff Silverman)”. He has also been a staff songwriter at Motown/LA and is the owner operator of Palette (MSP).

MATTHEW BURGESS: Percussion/Drums on all songs and Background Vocals on Preacher Man

www.percussionator.com

Matthew has worked with artists such as Willie Nelson, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Steel Magnolia and Jewel. From a standard drum set to a djembe to a tiny triangle, he brings a sensibility and attention to detail that is uniquely Matthew.

FRANCES CUNNINGHAM: Bouzouki & Tenor Banjo

Billy Taylor

www.bouzoukipower.com

Frances was a founding member of the Irish rock band SixMileBridge and toured nationally and beyond, playing major festivals such as the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA and the Milwaukee Irish Festival. She has recorded with Rhonda Vincent, Steve Delopolous and others, adding an “Irish touch” to many albums and currently plays with several groups including the Nashville Ceili Band and Chicago area songwriter Luke LeFevre. She is also very interested in Old Time Appalachian music and has had the honor of bringing the bouzouki to the Grand Ole Opry stage, playing with the Mike Snider Band.

SEAN CUNNINGHAM: Irish Flute on I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown), Irish Flute & Whistle on
Wayfaring Stranger, Blue Sun Rises, The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond

www.whistletutor.com

Sean has been playing Irish traditional music on flute and tin whistle since 1996 and Highland bagpipes since 1997. He was a member of the Irish-rock band SixMileBridge and spent the better part of three years touring the country performing at festivals and concert venues and recording on three studio albums with the band. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and performs with Irish musicians at various venues around town, as well as some occasional touring with the band The Nashville Celts. Sean has played on the Grand Ole Opry and the PBS television shows, Music City Roots and Bluegrass Underground. He also operates the tin whistle tutorial website Whistletutor.com

EAMONN DILLON: Uilleann Pipes & Whistle

The Parting Glass, Preacher Man, Ode To Billy Taylor (The Sun Rises Blue)

www.eamonndillon.com

Born in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Uilleann Piper and whistle player EAMONN DILLON has toured and recorded both as a solo artist and with a varied group of performers, touring shows and bands. Working between the US, Canada and Europe, his music has been featured on several film and television programs around the world. He has performed and recorded as a featured artist in both traditional, theatrical and mixed genre ensembles, including NEEDFIRE, JOHN MCDERMOTT, (The Irish Tenors,) CELTIC BRIDGE, KING JAMES, SARAH PACKIAM, & PALOMA FAITH amongst others.

 LILY ROSE FISHER: Irish Step Dancing

Wayfaring Stranger, Workin’ For The Money

www.facebook.com/lily.r.fisher

Lily works at the Southern Academy of Irish Dance. She choreographed and performed original percussive dance steps on both Wayfaring Stranger & Workin’ For The Money to give each an authentic and lively feel.

DON HART: Cello Arrangement

Ode To Billy Taylor (The Sun Rises Blue)

www.donhartmusic.net

Don Hart is an award-winning musician with expertise in arranging, composing and producing music for live events, recordings, and print. His extensive list of clients include Trey Anastasio, Martina McBride, Collective Soul, Lyle Lovett, Widespread Panic, Amy Grant, Brandi Carlile, The Mavericks, Wynonna, Randy Travis, Suzy Bogguss, Sam Bush, Andy Williams, and numerous others. His arrangements and compositions have been played by orchestras across the United States including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Don received a Grammy nomination in 2006 for his arrangement of ‘Scary Things’ from the award-winning children’s album ‘Kid Pan Alley Nashville’ and wrote the string arrangements on Randy Travis’ 2005 Grammy-winning album ‘Worship and Praise.’ Seen on the 2003 CMA awards telecast, he provided the string arrangement on Martina McBride’s iconic single, ‘In My Daughter’s Eyes.’ He has also received advertising’s Clio and Gospel Music’s Dove awards.

JOHN MOCK: Acoustic Guitar & Bouzouki

The Parting Glass

www.johnmock.net

Widely sought after as a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, John has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Mark O’Connor. John’s credits as composer and featured soloist include performances with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nexus Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Philharmonic, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Ireland. He has also worked extensively across the country as a solo performer.

AILEEN O’BRIEN: Celtic Harp on Blue Sun Rises, Banjo on Love Will Never Die

CAROLE RABINOWITZ: Cello

Ode To Billy Taylor (The Sun Rises Blue)

www.carolerabinowitz.com

Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has enjoyed an extensive career as a cellist, working in both the orchestral and chamber music fields. Since 1995 Carole has been a full-time recording studio musician in Nashville, TN where she has performed on well over 3,000 recording sessions (over 10,000 song titles), ranging from solo cello to full orchestra. She holds the position of principal cellist of the Nashville String Machine, and also has the pleasure of working independently with many of the excellent musicians and contractors in Nashville.

Carole’s recording credits include projects for artists such as; Alan Jackson, Alison Kraus, Amy Grant, Barry Manilow, Big and Rich, Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Brandi Carlile, Brooks and Dunn, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Clint Black, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Gordon Mote, Jars of Clay, John Mayer, Kacey Musgraves, K.D. Lang, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, LeAnn Rimes, Love and Theft, Martina McBride, Marty Stewart, Matchbox 20, Megadeth, Michael McDonald, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Nicole C Mullin, Rascal Flatts, Ray Stevens, Reba McIntyre, Sara Evans, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Smokie Norful, Tanya Tucker, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Virgin Millionaires, Yolanda Adams, and Wynonna, just to name a few. She has been a regular performer on the CMA awards show, and has participated in recordings featured in movies such as Bridget Jones Diary, Neil Young’s Heart of Gold, ConAir, Hoodwinked, the Rookie, and Fireproof. 

MIKE SURRATT: Accordion

Preacher Man

www.mikesurratt.com

Mike is celebrating 50 years in the music business. He is an Accordionist/Keyboardist, Vocalist and Drummer based in the Washington, D.C. – Baltimore, MD Area. He has performed in 20 U.S. States, Radio, TV and Cruise Ships. Mike is a full-time Musician & Composer and has produced many ensemble and solo recordings. He has five Washington Area Music award wins in their “World Music” category and is a voting Naras Member.

 JEFF TAYLOR: Accordion

The Parting Glass, The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond

[click for website]

Jeff plays regularly as a member of the Nashville based band, the Time Jumpers, which is a virtual who’s who of session musicians including artist, Vince Gill. He’s appeared many times on the Grand Ole Opry backing numerous artists. Jeff has recorded with Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Amy Grant, George Strait, The Chieftains, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs. He was a featured artist on the Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder “Instrumentals” CD that won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Bluegrass Album.

BILL VERDIER: Irish Fiddle

I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown), Wayfaring Stranger, Love Will Never Die (featuring the tune The Star of Munster)

www.nashvilleceiliband.com/about

Originally from Philadelphia, Bill has been performing Irish music on the fiddle for over 20 years. He has performed and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Gabriel Donohue, Seán McComiskey, Finbar Furey, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Russ Barenberg, Jeff Taylor, Phil Keaggy, Buddy Greene, Bryan Sutton, Michael W. Smith, Michael Card, Claudia Nygaard, Mae McKenna, William Jackson, John Mock and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. In May of 2008, Bill was filmed for a small part in the recent Hannah Montana film being shot in Tennessee. His fiddling can be heard during the “market scene” playing an Irish jig.

CD Artwork & Design by: DLS Graphics

www.dlsgraphics.net

Photographs of Debra Lyn: MsDig Photography

A very special thank YOU . . .
to all of the “creatives” who gave so much of themselves and shared their phenomenal talents with us on this album. To say the least, this has been an amazing journey to reach this moment in time.

Our sincerest gratitude to Matthew “The Percussionator” Burgess for the unconditional support and love that you have given to us and to “Blue Sun Rises.” You have been with us since “A Cold Wind Blows,” then on to “Gimme Some Lovin.” You have gone above and beyond and then some! Words are not enough … thank you for being such a creative soul and caring friend!

What was once a dream and a blank piece of paper, has now become a reality and the first chapter in what we know in our hearts, will be many more to come!

Lyrics

I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown)

Words & Music: Debra Lyn/Jeff Silverman
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC, Palette Songs/SESAC © 2018)
(The Maids of Mitchelstown – Irish Traditional)

VERSE 1:
Cold, cold is the night no moon, no stars, blue midnight
Shadows dancin’ on the wall, deeper into you I fall
Dark, dark is my heart, broke and too afraid to start
to love again, to twist and bend, believe forever has no end
I try to find my way

CHORUS:
But, I just pull me down I can’t break free – there’s no escape
I fall so far I drown without a breath for me to take
I pull me down under the ground
I pull me down

VERSE 2:
Gray, gray are my days, let this candle light my way
Light the darkness, calm my fears, hold me till they disappear
There’s no one for you but me, but I can’t let myself believe
I can’t run and I can’t hide when what I fear is here inside
I try to find my way

CHORUS:

 CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Irish Flute – Sean Cunningham – www.whistletutor.com
Irish Fiddle – Bill Verdier – www.nashvilleceiliband.com/about
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Blue Sun Rises

Words & Music: Debra Lyn/Jeff Silverman
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC, Palette Songs/SESAC © 2019)

VERSE 1:
Once on a cold November morning my love was called to serve the crown
Steadfast and true no better sailor be found
Blue sun on a cold November morning

He said, “My darling, I love you. It grieves me now to say goodbye.”
“When I return I will make you my wife.”
He said, “My darling, I love you.”

CHORUS:
Blue sun rises over me
Blue sun rises o’er the sea

VERSE 2:
“If I had but one choice, I would stay with you and hold you till the day I die.”
“Pray the Lord keep me safe till I’m back by your side.”
“If I had but one choice, I would stay with you.”

CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
Lost Without a Sound
(Deeper and Deeper and Deeper, Pulled Him Down)
The Sea Pulled Him Down

VERSE 3:
I go back to that cold November morning and hold my love close in my heart
Memories so dear that we never will part
I go back to that cold November morning

CHORUS:

Blue sun on a cold November morning
Blue sun on a cold November morning

 CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Irish Flute & Whistle – Sean Cunningham – www.whistletutor.com
Celtic Harp – Aileen O’Brien
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Billy Taylor

(British Traditional Folk Song)

VERSE 1:
Billy Taylor was a sailor, he was courtin’ a fair lady
Instead of Billy gettin’ married, he was forced untae the sea
But, his bride soon followed after under the name of Richard Carr
Snow-white fingers, long and slender, covered o’er wi’ pitch and tar

CHORUS:
Fal-da-ral-da-rum-dum-deddy
Fal-da-ral-de-rum-dum-day
Fal-da-ral-da-rum-dum-deddy
Fal-da-ral-de-rum-dum-day

VERSE 2:
She’s dressed herself in sailor’s clothing, oh but, she was a bonnie young man
Away she sailed upon the ocean, all aboard the Mary Anne
A storm blew up upon the water, she bein’ there among the rest
The wind blew off her silver buttons and there appeared her snow-white breast

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
 “Well, now,” said the captain, “My dear lady, what misfortune brought you here?”
“I’m in search of my true lover whom you have pressed the other year.”
“Well,“ said the captain, “My dear lady, tell to me the young man’s name.”
“Some folk call him Billy Taylor, William Taylor is his name.”

CHORUS:

VERSE 4:
“Well, if Billy Taylor’s your dear lover, then he has proved to you untrue.
He’s got married to another and left you here alone to rue.
Rise ye early in the mornin’, early at the break of day
And there you’ll spy young Billy Taylor, walkin’ oot wi’ his lady gay.”
She rose up early up next mornin’, early at the break of day
And there she spied young Billy Taylor walkin’ oot wi’ his lady gay
Gun and pistol she commanded, gun and pistol at her side
There she shot young Billy Taylor walkin’ oot wi’ his new-made bride

CHORUS:

 CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo – Frances Cunningham – www.bouzoukipower.com
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass / Background Vocals – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond

(Traditional Scottish Song)

VERSE 1:
By yon bonnie banks, an by yon bonnie braes
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond
Where me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond

CHORUS:
Oh you take the high road and I’ll take the low
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye
For me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond

VERSE 2:
Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen
On the steep, steep sides of Ben Lomond
Where in the purple hue, the heiland hills we view
An the moon comin’ out in the gloamin’

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
The wee birdies sing an’ the wild flouers spring
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping
But, the broken heart it kens nae a second spring again
Tho’ the waeful may cease frae their greetin

CHORUS:

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Mountain Dulicimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Irish Flute & Whistle – Sean Cunningham – www.whistletutor.com

Accordion – Jeff Taylor – [click for website]
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Workin' For The Money

Words & Music: Debra Lyn/Jeff Silverman
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC, Palette Songs/SESAC © 2019)

CHORUS:
Hate this working for the money
Wanna keep staying up at night
Sleepin’ in like every day’s a Sunday
Doin’ what I wanna ‘til the morning light
I wanna dance like I know just what I’m doin’
Damned if it’s a wrong or it’s a right
I wanna laugh so hard until I’m achin’
Smilin’ till my worries disappear out of sight

VERSE 1:
Every-day’s a Monday, seems like Tuesday takes too long
Wednesday’s just another day to keep me hanging on
Thursday’s one step closer to the life I’d like to find
Friday and the weekend’s mine to leave it all behind

CHORUS:

Workin the Money, Workin the Money, Workin the Money

VERSE 2:
Don’t wanna think of Monday till my Sunday’s come and gone
Starin’ at the ceiling, counting sheep just takes too long
Happy on the outside – raging through this daily grind
Saying what they wanna hear until I lose my mind

CHORUS:

Not Workin’ for the Money, Not Workin’ for the Money, Not Workin’ for the Money

CHORUS:

Nobody keepin’ track of anything I’m doin’
Never have to be there on time
Don’t care a damn about doin’ any pleasin’
Laughin’ to myself while I’m kissin’ goodbye!

Not Workin’ for the Money, Not Workin’ for the Money, Not Workin’ for the Money

Working for the money, Not Workin’ for the Money, Not Workin’ for the Money

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Irish Step Dancing – Lily Rose Fisher – www.facebook.com/lily.r.fisher
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass / Background Vocals – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Love Will Never Die

(Featuring the traditional Irish Reel “The Star of Munster”)
Words & Music: Debra Lyn/Jeff Silverman
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC, Palette Songs/SESAC © 2019)

VERSE 1:
I once loved a boy and he once loved me and I love him still
But, my parents did not understand and they never will
So I must be wed to a man of many means who will take good care of me
And love set aside it may come or I must bide my time eternally

CHORUS:
In the sun I smile, happy for the world to see
In the rain I cry, for my one true love
For the boy I left behind
For my love will never die

VERSE 2:
On my wedding day I will wash these tears away and no one will know the truth
That I gave my heart to my one and only love and I can’t give to you

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
So the years have passed and I see you by the moon and I know you know the truth
Beneath the green, green grass lies my one true love and I still love you

CHORUS:

Will never die, will never die
My love will never die

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Banjo – Aileen O’Brien
Irish Fiddle – Bill Verdier – www.nashvilleceiliband.com/about
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Wayfaring Stranger

(Traditional American Folk/Gospel Song)

VERSE 1:
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through this world of woe
Yet there’s no sickness toil nor danger in that bright land to which I go

CHORUS:
I’m going there to see my Father
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home

VERSE 2:
I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is rough and steep
But, golden fields lie just before me
Where weary eyes no more will weep

CHORUS:
I’m going there to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home

VERSE 3:
I’ll soon be free from earthly trials
This body rest in the old church yard
I’ll drop this cross of self-denial
And go singing home to God

CHORUS:
I’m goin’ there to see my loved ones
Gone before me one by one
I’m only goin’ over Jordan
I’m only goin’ over home
I’m only goin’ over home
I’m only goin’ over home

 CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Claw Hammer Banjo – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Irish Flute & Whistle – Sean Cunningham – www.whistletutor.com
Irish Step Dancing – Lily Rose Fisher – www.facebook.com/lily.r.fisher
Irish Fiddle – Bill Verdier – www.nashvilleceiliband.com/about
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Devil With The Blue Eyes

Words & Music: Debra Lyn
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC © 2019)

VERSE 1:
One day I met the Devil and I tempted fate
My Momma told me I should stop and wait
Devil sat down beside me with a smile on his face
One look into his eyes and I fell from grace

CHORUS:
And now I’m goin’ straight, straight to Hell
Can’t get out from under the Devil’s spell
Burnin’ brighter than I ever felt before
Throwin’ caution to the wind and out the door
Devil with the blue eyes
Devil with the blue eyes
Devil with the blue eyes

VERSE 2:
The Devil has blue eyes and long dark hair
A smile that lights up the world when he is there
I’d trade all my tomorrows for a single day
And all the righteous souls will say I’ve lost my way

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
Now fire and pain are my only friends
One day into another without an end
Somebody save my soul before it gets too late
Stop this endless journey to an early grave

CHORUS:

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Bass / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Preacher Man

(Featuring “Going Home” Anton Dvorak/Music adapted by William Arms Fisher)
Words: Debra Lyn/Music: Jeff Silverman
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC, Palette Songs/SESAC © 2019)

VERSE 1:
It was a little white church just down the road
On a Sunday afternoon that was bitterly cold
The preacher full of fire and brimstone spoke
Giving no comfort to hearts that were broke
Her family was shattered, they’d just lost their Mom
To an illness so cruel it kept holding on
Till the doctors said there was nothing to do
But pray that God takes her one day very soon

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He said, “Hey, you might see this fine lady once again
When you’re in Heaven with the angels surrounded by friends
But, you might meet the Devil himself
You gotta save your soul and I can help
If you don’t get right with God, you’ll be burnin’ in Hell.”
If you don’t get right with God, you’ll be burnin’ in Hell.”
He’s The Preacher Man

VERSE 3:
From his pulpit he hammered and beat down the crowd
Shocked silence and fear were emotions allowed
He said, “Eternal life can be within your grasp
If you only believe and you follow the path.”

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VERSE 4:
When the preacher was finished, I sang my song
Of hope and forgiveness, of righting the wrongs
There are some things that we don’t understand,
But I don’t believe we’ll forever be damned

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CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Bass / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion / Background Vocals – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Uilleann Pipes / Whistle – Eamonn Dillon – www.eamonndillon.com
Accordion – Mike Surratt – www.mikesurratt.com
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass /Background Vocals – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

 

 

The Parting Glass

(Traditional Scottish Song)

VERSE 1:
Of all the money that e’er I spent,
I’ve spent it in good company
And all the harm I’ve ever done,
Alas it was to none but me
And all I’ve done for want of wit
To memory now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

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So fill to me the parting glass and drink of health what e’er befalls
And gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

VERSE 2:
Of all the comrades that e’er I had
They’re sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e’er I had
They’d wish me one more day to stay
But, since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I’ll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

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VERSE 3:
Since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I’ll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

CHORUS:

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Bass / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion / Background Vocals – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Uilleann Pipes / Whistle – Eamonn Dillon – www.eamonndillon.com
Acoustic Guitar / Bouzouki – John Mock – www.johnmock.net
Accordion – Jeff Taylor – [click for website]
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass /Background Vocals – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

Ode To Billy Taylor (The Sun Rises Blue)

Words & Music: Debra Lyn
(Debra Lyn Music/SESAC © 2019)

VERSE 1:
Billy Taylor was a sailor
He was the world to me
He was once to be married
Till he was pressed to sea
He thought his love had found another
For she had not been seen
Duty tore him from her side
His love who’d be his bride
His true love who’d be his bride

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VERSE 2:
No farewell spoke
No word goodbye
Billy’s heart was broke
Restless nights spent by his side
All I had was hope
I lost my love brave and true
To a heartless sea so cruel
And though I prayed he would be safe,
He rests now in a watery grave
He rests now beneath the waves

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VERSE 3:
Weary hearts need company
And love will find the way
He and I were to be married
On a bright and sunny day
Still she stood gun by her side
Her face cold, ice in her eyes
He was gone before I knew
Her true love and my love too
Her true love and my love too
And the sun rises blue

CREDITS:
Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN
www.palettemusic.net
www.VirtualStudioNetworks.com

MUSICIANS:
Vocals / Mountain Dulcimer – Debra Lyn – www.debralyn.com
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess – www.percussionator.com
Cello Arrangement – Don Hart – www.donhartmusic.net
Cello – Carole Rabinowitz – www.carolerabinowitz.com
Baritone Acoustic Guitar – Jeff Silverman – www.palettemusic.net

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