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Traditional style chorus song based on a true story
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An epic seasonal monologue

After the picnic we kicked out the fire,
Covered the ashes with bracken and briar.
When we looked from the road,
nothing had showed,
no trace where the fire had been.

            But there's a dark ember lies deep in the ground.
            and no-one but you can say where it's found,
            but with care and kindling and a warm breath of wind,
            the fire could start burning again.

Now if ever we meet, though its hard to pretend,
our greeting is more that of stranger than friend,
Buts it's no surprise
to see in your eyes,
a glow where the fire had been.

           But there's a dark ember lies deep in the ground.
           and no-one but you can say where it's found,
           but with care and kindling and a warm breath of wind,
           the fire could start burning again.

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© Tim Brooks 1990

About the image

This is a detail of a large banner my son Robert painted as a backdrop for a hardcore party he organised.

Origin of the Song

This lyric came out of a bit of an experiment in rhyming schemes and when I tried to put a tune to it the song declared itself to have something of a Country Music feel. Seems to work though!

Media files of Dark Ember

Media files marked *** are not yet available - to be added soon!

Audio files

    Here is an mp3 of me rehearsing Dark Ember with Chris Lawrance accompanying on guitar and chorus

    Here is a midi file of the song melody line

Printable Song Sheets.

     pdf of the lyrics

Melody notation and suggested chords

     pdf copy of the melody line with suggested chords