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Thread #118705   Message #2568922
Posted By: Backwoodsman
17-Feb-09 - 03:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Last Trip Home (Davy Steele, J McCusker)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Walk Home/Last Trip Home
Davy came with Patsy on a Poozies gig at a village hall close to where I live, not long after he was diagnosed and just before the release of 'Friday Harbour', and although he clearly wasn't in great health, he got up (having been introduced without fanfare, simply as 'Patsy's husband, Davy') and sang 'The Last Trip Home' during The Poozies' second set.

It was the first time I'd heard the song, and with Patsy's and Mary's harps, Eilidh's fiddle and Karen's accordion, it was a masterful peformance. Hairs on the back of the neck stuff.

A fine song from a fine singer/writer/player. Very sadly missed.
RIP Davy.

PS: The tune which goes with it on 'Friday Harbour' is 'The Luckenbooth'.

PPS: For real 'Hairs on the back of the neck' stuff, try track 5 on 'Rain Hail Or Shine', which includes a wonderful singing by Davy of 'Norland Wind' (and some great tunes to go with it). Fabulous!