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Thread #55265   Message #1306957
Posted By: YorkshireYankee
25-Oct-04 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
dave c,

You certainly have good taste. Delighted (but not surprised) to hear that Mr Andrews's powerful, moving song left such a deep impression. It is a stunning song, so perhaps you would consider it worth helping the man who wrote it (and earns his living by writing that song – and many other wonderful ones) to earn his living – by buying the CD which contains that song. You can go to Harvey's website and order it here (click on the "Writer of Songs" CD; Solidier is on the list, and you should even be able to hear a brief excerpt of it if you click on the "mp3" icon).

I think it's safe to say that you will not find the entire song (or, for that matter, many (if any) of Harvey's songs – at least in full) available as a free download, because if all/many of his songs could be downloaded for free, people wouldn't have much incentive to buy his CDs – and he would not earn enough to live on. You may feel that rich musicians should not be bothered over whether or not they can wring a bit of money out of you, but rest assured that folk musicians (like Harvey) do not fall into this category.

Good luck to you. May you buy the CD – and enjoy this superb song for many years to come.