Turtle Doves

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Scarlet, wrap the garland ‘round your evergreen then lend your voice to carols in the cold I’ve known no fairer chestnut left near fiery gleam and stood no closer to one I’ve dreamt to hold Ahhh Woolen wants for weathered woes Ahhh Stolen stockings filled with holes Forgive my sudden Christmas wish this evening I blame the lights and favors strung along the hall But I this bottle and nowhere left to be Would you care to join the sleighbells wondercall Ahhh Woolen wants for weathered woes Ahhh Stolen stockings filled with holes Ahhh Woolen wants for weathered woes Ahhh Stolen stockings filled with holes Scarlet, let’s pretend this is a winter dream A sleepless night, unfrozen and everlasting Ahhh
2.
With violet stitch and panels red In Mother’s quilt, at edge of bed The storm has passed, he must be near Bringing hope to cure the grey On winter’s laugh and tempered sleigh A bright old man on christmas day I toe gently all the way Down the steps to soft display The lights aglow and jingles clear A sight to grant all children’s cheer Sister if you’d only seen The silent night born revelry In times so stark we must believe That goodwill comes to those in need The pantry once so full an’ grand Of late has been barren land When Father said he’d do his best I hadn’t dreamed a lion’s share With meat and cans of fruit to spare Enough to answer any prayer Magic at the darkest hour Comes to even humble bower Bless this night and bless the man Who knew my list, and with it ran A Lion’s Share With violet stitch and panels red In Mother’s quilt, at edge of bed The storm has passed, he must be near Bringing hope to cure the grey On winter’s laugh and tempered sleigh A bright old man on christmas day
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Angel, angel, angel Stretch your cigarette wings And float among the holly holly tree Watch your, watch your, watch your Ghost in revery And breathe the pine air so sweet Lie down and part the snow Surrender all you’ve ever known Be a warmth upon the cold You will never be too old Burnin, burnin, burnin Toward your fingertips, blue This harkens to some other age Oh, if cameras, cameras, cameras Caught our solitude I’d steal this frame away And all the reindeer, and all the bells Would steer us clear, would make us well Our cider spiked and filled with cheer Would melt away the coldest year Lie down and part the snow Surrender all you’ve ever known Be a warmth upon the cold You will never be too old Starlet, starlet, starlet In a tragedy role Your tears shed on the steady chime (but) Silent, silent silent On the curtain call Still broken by the closing lines And all the reindeer, and all the bells Would steer us clear, would make us well Our cider spiked and filled with cheer Would melt away the coldest year Lie down and part the snow Surrender all you’ve ever known Be a warmth upon the cold You will never be too old
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I found a star A star worth traveled kings, unknown the routine ramble of wrongs and woes And the though she says she loves me so I found a star, and must go Tell my lover, find another There are many men who can be Sought for comfort, bled for past hurts This my journey, claims, it holds me It wasn’t found among the throw of bones Nor pull of card from shuffled rows Yet, when needle pierced between my toes I found a star, and must go This frozen land of endless lights and empty prose the sky at once, my only hope As now, I naked, wander alone I found a star, and must go Tell my sister, I’m no drifter There’s a path here, and it feels near Miles of sorrows, cold tomorrows Let this new year, bring me new fears Break this body of melancholy Cloud my memory, sow a new seed If babe so lowly, can grow so holy Soon she’ll see me, past my strange need I found a star, and must go I found a star, and must go I found a star

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released December 12, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Paul Otteson

All songs mixed and mastered by Nathan Edwards

Turtle doves linocut by Luke Bassuener

Album layout by Paul Otteson

Paul Otteson - Vocals, Ukulele, Piano
Audre Rae Krull - Vocals, Autoharp
Tom McCarty - Bass
Luke Bassuener - Drums, Vocals, Misc Percussion
Doug Brown - Guitar, Mandolin, Violin

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Paul Otteson Madison, Wisconsin

A Midwestern Folk style, blending lyrical prowess with seasoned arrangements; wrapped in a cloak of beautiful harmony.

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