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Bowerbirds – Bur Oak

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I don’t think I’ve conformed to the original idea of this blog once yet! And it’s not going to happen with this song either.

Bur Oak is the 5th track from Bowerbirds‘ second album Hymns for a Dark Horse. I was introduced to this album by the wonderful Tim from Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam who also had the privilege of supporting them at the Borderline a while back this year.

The song begins with one of the most satisfying finger guitar parts to play. The chords are lush and has this beautifully rural, yet melancholic sound to it, especially with the equally somber vocals. It’s all very delicate and expressive.

I then love the entrance of the accordion at 46 seconds. This leads into a melodic duet at 1:00 between the accordion and vocals.

I then finally love the the rising chords from 1:48 which build up tension to the contrasting happy chorus at 2:02.

What a beautiful song.

Bur Oak by massime
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