The train to Sligo

Sitting on the train to Sligo going from Rainshine to Sunshine, I thought of this beautiful song written by Thom Moore.

the Scholar

The train to Sligo moves too slow
As it takes her from the school below
She wants to be there faster than
The train to Sligo ever can
She wonders where the passing goes
Creeping by her window; my oh my
Its getting further than it ever has before.

Eyes wide as silver dollars
Can’t think why but she’s a scholar
Oh Lord, it takes so long to learn
Whats right from what is wrong
School books and fancy collars
Can’t think why but she’s a scholar
Hold on, her daddy tells her
Learn to sing your song

The train from Sligo moves to Fast
Holidays are gone at last
Winter days are here again
Please promise me you’ll write to me then
It’s too long weeks till I get home
I can’t help feeling so alone
If someone doesn’t right to me soon
I’ll simply fade away

Published by James Blennerhassett

I am a session bassist and contemporary composer based in Ireland, most of my studio work these days is done from my own place via Dropbox etc. I am also a member of Derek Ryan's touring band. I play Double bass and Bass guitar and most recently a derivative of the Chapman Stick, the NS Stick and several other instruments when I must :-) I have two solo instrumental albums on release called "End of a longer day" and "A small shadow" and I am currently writing and recording a series of Pictorial Audio projects comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations in collaboration with my sister Susan & her husband Vitya, inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island .

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  1. Hi James,how or where can i get hold of your Albums,havent seen them here in Scotland.Hope alls good for you and yours.

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    1. Hi Samuel, good to hear from you. The older albums are available from Amazon still ( I think ) but my new music (much cooler) will be out as part of a series of books which will start to appear near Xmas. Keep an eye out for info here or twitter etc. thanks a mill. James.

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