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Orchestra Baobab — Franklin's Tower
Album: Day of the Dead
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5.5

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Total ratings: 402









Released: 2016
Length: 6:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In another times forgotten space
Your eyes looked from your mother's face
Wild flower seed on the sand and stone
May the four winds blow you safely home

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell
In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day
It can ring like fire when you lose your way

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew

God save the child that rings that bell
It may have one good ring, baby, you can't tell
One watch by night, one watch by day
If you get confused listen to the music play

Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
Whichever way your pleasure tends
If you plant ice you're gonna harvest the wind

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew

In Franklin's tower the four winds sleep
Like four lean hounds the lighthouse keep
Wildflower seed on the sand and wind
May the four winds blow you home again

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
You'd better roll away the dew

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
You'd better roll away the dew - roll away
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Franklin's Tower like I've never heard it. Very cool. I like it.
I did not recognise this as Orchestra Baobab... It doesn't have as much of a "vibe" as I am accustomed to... Kinda muted. Still nice though.
Who's playing the lead guitar? Absolute amateur. Not the OB I know and like.
Nah. Doesn't work.  Final answer.  No more comments.  

BTW, Sinead doing this stuff don't work either. 
The Grateful Dead, Afro-Pop style.  I'm Loving It!!
 joelbb wrote:
3 Garciaesque guitarists in a row, including the man himself and Ryan Adams.  Nicely done, William.

 
It's as if the music is gold and Bill is a Goldsmith.  {#Notworthy}

I've had this track rated a 7 for a long time and just now bumped to an 8; maybe cuz I'm starting to really dig the Grateful Dead more.  LONG LIVE RP!!


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3 Garciaesque guitarists in a row, including the man himself and Ryan Adams.  Nicely done, William.
Thanks for the pick-me-up, feeling really down today.
Thanks for playing!   The whole album is a great concept.  Several songs from it are worthy of consideration for the RP rotation in my opinion.
Ignore the nattering nabobs of negativity, this is fantastic!
 ico wrote:
too long and monotonous

  
unlike the original?
I like that, what I find quite stunning is that he seems to be using quarter-tones in his singing, however the backing vocals are still not out of tune. Unless my hearing is declining... {#Stupid}

Had not the website told me this song was ‘Franklin’s Tower’ by The Dead I’m not sure I would have recognised it?!?


too long and monotonous
Ugh.