Letter from New York with Concerto Caledonia

by Ana Silvera

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Letter from New York (originally from The Aviary), recorded with Concerto Caledonia at Aldeburgh, March 2013. Outtake from album, "Purcell's Revenge"


Pin your name upon my sweater

And walk with me to the launderette

We'll watch my socks play tag together

Hear the buttons sing, see the moon's ascent

I'll say your hair has grown much longer

But I think that you should keep it that way

Oh it's so fine here in September

When the river's red, and the sky's dove grey...

Two dollar psychic around my corner
I'll say 'Did you see me coming?'

But I guess she's heard that one before

And in her deck, there lives a viper

And a prince with lions and unshared troubles at his door

Well, I know death, it's a foreign country

It left me breathless, it left me rich and made me poor

 And I have made myself an island -

But I don't mind if you come ashore

And here is my letter, like I promised from New York


released March 30, 2015
Ana Silvera, Olvia Chaney, Jim Moray + Concerto Caledonia: David McGuinness, Clare Salaman, Susanna Pell, Pamela Thorby, Alison McGillivray and Bill Taylor.

Song written and arranged by Ana Silvera



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'Haunting grown-up fairy tales' - Metro

'Stunning...magical storytelling' -The Guardian

ravishingly sung' - The Scotsman


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