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Widows on the Shore

Robert Palomo

Where I live, International Women’s Day is a big holiday and has been for decades. I write in a genre where the traditional songs are pretty much BY men, FOR men, and ABOUT men. If they’re about women, it’s a certain sort o’ wimmen, if you gets me drift… and it’s not the right picture. It’s just what has survived since the old days. So a while back I wrote this sea shanty as a bit of a counter-ballast to tradition, so to speak.

This was the toughest audio production I’ve ever undertaken. Seemingly simple, with few tracks. But if anything could come out sounding like crap a need to be redone, it did. This is the 7th mix. More could be fixed, but a) that’s always the case and you gotta stop somewhere, and b) I was overtaken by the holiday and wanted the single out.

So all you lady Alonetoners out there - this one’s for you.

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Colleen Dillon's avatar
Colleen Dillon said

Love this! The pipes bring the perfect melancholy to the lovely melody and visual lyrics

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

You got the touch Robert! This is an outstanding tale put to song.

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