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#1135130 - 01/17/18 10:27 AM ISLE OF EVERFREE  
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____THE ISLE OF EVERFREE. ( THE LATEST WRITE)

We'd set a course following the sun
Started to snow when our journey begun
Donated our clothes and things we won't use
Sailed free from bad news and attitudes

V
We'd food and water to last many days
guitar n' mandolin to pass time away
Renamed our boat the Lovely Abigail
she dipped raised and smiled as she sailed

C
Bound for an Island called Everfree
it's not on any chart, never will be
It's a secret Isle that nobody knows
magic Isle of Everfree with sands of silver and gold
V
Hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day.
Abie gave me a card that she'd made 
Soft salty kisses as we danced on waves.
I'll remember that moment always
B
A thunder storm blew up in the night
the sea was angry but come daylight
The sun appeared the ocean grew calm
as our Island came into sight, on that Christmas morn


Palm trees,fresh water, if we want fIsh for tea
theres enough for our needs out in the sea
We could build a home high in the trees
like the Swiss Family Robinson on Everfree


C

And it's Christmas Day and we're forever free_________
___________________________________

THE ISLE OF EVERFREE ( REWRITE)
V
Started to snow when our journey begun
we'd set a course following the sun
Donated our city clothes and shoes
gave a high five, raised a glass or two

V
We'd food and water to last many days
guiitar n' mandolin would pass time away
Boat was built to temper most gales
dipped and raised as she sailed

C
Bound for an Island called Everfree
it's not on any chart, never will be
It's a secret Isle that nobody knows
magic Isle of Everfree with sands of silver and gold
V
Hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day.
She gave me a card that she'd made
A soft salty kiss as we danced on a wave.
I'll remember that moment always
B
Storm blew up last night now it's so calm
secured the boat just before dawn
Threw our arms around each other took in the sights
where we'd sleep under the stars that night
V
There's palm trees,fresh water and fIsh for our tea
on our uncharted island called Everfree
..where lifes determined at our own pace
no traffic jams, crowded streets no rat race
C

And it's Christmas Day and we're forever free

------------'-----------------------
ThE ISLE OF EVERFREE ( REWRITE)
V
We set sail on a cold December  morn
determined  to weather any storm
  We'd food and water to last for days
    guitar,  'n' mandolin, penny whistle to play
V
    Set a course following the sun
       stated to snow when our journey begun
       Cast off sober suits and  sensible shoes
        for songs under the stars, wine that she brewed
C
         Bound for an Island called Everfree
           it's not on a charts and never will be
           It's a secret Isle that nobody knows
           magic Isle of Everfree with it's sands of gold
V
             We hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day
              sang seasonal carols most of the way
                She  gave me  a  Christmas card  she made
                  returned soft salty kisses as we danced on a wave

V

                Secured the boat  we sailed in at dawn
                 blew a gale last  night but now it's so calm
                  There's palm trees,fresh  water fish  for tea 
                    on our uncharted  island we'll call Everfree
C

And it's Christmas Day and we're forever free

-----''--'--------'--------------'--------------

We set sail on a cold December  morn
enough determination  to weather any storm
  We'd food and water to last us many days
    guitar, a mandolin, an old penny whistle to play

     We set a course following the sun
       stated to snow when our journey begun
        Relieved to cast off sober suits and shoes
        sang  songs under the stars, drank the wine she brewed

         Bound for an Island called Everfree
           it's not on any charts and never will be
           It's a secret Isle that nobody knows
           The magic Isle of Everfree with it's sands of gold

             We hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day
              sang seasonal carols most of the way
                She  gave me  a  Christmas card  that she made
                  gave her soft salty kisses as we danced on a wave

                Secured the boat  we sailed in at dawn
                 blew a gale last  night but now it's so calm
                  There's palm trees,fresh  water fish  for tea
                    on our uncharted secret island we'll call Everfree

And it's Christmas Day and we're forever free

Last edited by Travis david; 01/29/18 11:38 AM.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1135132 - 01/17/18 10:31 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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I like that. Can I come too?

#1135138 - 01/17/18 12:19 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Ronnie sorry no tourists lol
Travis


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#1135139 - 01/17/18 12:30 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Hearing Jimmy Buffett music.

I changed a bit...k or s

We set sail on a December morn
Determined to weather any storm
Enough food and water to last many days
guitar, 'n' mandolin, penny whistle to play

Leaving the snow that had just begun
We set our course following the sun
Glad to cast off down coats and snow boots
sang under the stars, drank the wine she brewed

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

We hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day
sang seasonal carols most of the way
She gave me a Christmas card that she made
gave her salt spray kisses as we danced on a wave

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

~B
Blew a gale last night but now it's all calm
Secured the boat in the red sky of dawn
There's palm trees, fish, fresh water for tea
on our uncluttered island we've named Everfree

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

It's Christmas Day and we're forever free

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 01/17/18 09:27 PM.
#1135162 - 01/18/18 06:37 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Neil appreciate your take I'll consider it later for a rewrite

Last edited by Travis david; 01/18/18 07:40 AM.

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#1135164 - 01/18/18 09:32 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Yes! (made me daydream for a bit!)
A couple of picky bits:
Didn't like V2 2nd line because I didn't think you needed to mention snow and also it feels like the word should be "began"
Extra picky: to my knowledge wine isn't "brewed" smile (I'll be quick to apologize if in error)
I don't think Christmas is a good choice-it makes me think of a carol and this isn't going there.
"fresh water fish for tea" threw me for a second. (Earl Grey) I know some Brits can be eccentric, but that's a bit much! Then I remembered "tea" as supper from years of watching Corrie. What's for afters?
All in all a pleasant one Travis, best of luck!
-Mike

#1135170 - 01/18/18 12:36 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Maybe it's an English thing Mike we say brewed but I have changed it to beer. Cheers.
The snow set the picture leaving on a winters day heading for the sun.
Thanks for comments
Travis


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Another rewrite change or two
Travis


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#1135172 - 01/18/18 12:45 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Originally Posted by Neil Cotton
Hearing Jimmy Buffett music.

I changed a bit...k or s

We set sail on a December morn
Determined to weather any storm
Enough food and water to last many days
guitar, 'n' mandolin, penny whistle to play

Leaving the snow that had just begun
We set our course following the sun
Glad to cast off down coats and snow boots
sang under the stars, drank the wine she brewed

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

We hoped to drop anchor by Christmas Day
sang seasonal carols most of the way
She gave me a Christmas card that she made
gave her salt spray kisses as we danced on a wave

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

~B
Blew a gale last night but now it's all calm
Secured the boat in the red sky of dawn
There's palm trees, fresh water, fish for tea
on our uncluttered island we've named Everfree

Bound for Island Everfree
Not on any charts and never will be
A secret oasis lost at sea
The magic Island Everfree

It's Christmas Day and we're forever free


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1135174 - 01/18/18 01:02 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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I've heard of Buffet but never listened to his songs Neil
I've added a bridge and altered the last verse too
Travis


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#1135271 - 01/20/18 12:52 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Travis,

This is a great one to read right now, late at night...a good story and some adventure! I enjoyed it. One thing, this line: "on our uncharted island we'll call Everfree". Everfree is already established so "we'll call Everfree" sounds like they're just naming it now. Also, there's 3 lines dedicated to Christmas in the third verse...maybe the Christmas card line could involve the waves or something to enhance the dancing they do? Just a thought. Good stuff!

Kristi


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if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be,
he must be. -- Abraham Maslow, American Psychologist
#1135293 - 01/20/18 11:24 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Good points Kristi both addressed
Thanks for your suggestions
Travis


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#1135294 - 01/20/18 12:15 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Originally Posted by Travis david
I've heard of Buffet but never listened to his songs Neil
I've added a bridge and altered the last verse too
Travis

wow, haven't heard his songs?
surely Margarittaville.

I'm recording a full album of his style in the next few months.

#1135296 - 01/20/18 12:36 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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i prefer your original to the newest

#1135297 - 01/20/18 01:17 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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You can't please everyone lol
I don't think its going to go anywhere from here. I enjoyed writing it though.
I'll have a listen to Buffet. Used to get the odd single in my shop on Imports. Don't think he ever hit our charts though


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I'm a keen a amateur- this is the master


I"m sailing down the summer wind
I got whiskers on my chin
And I like the mood I'm in
As I while away the time of day
In the lee of Christian Island
Tall and strong she dips and reels
I call her Silver Heels
And she tells me how she feels
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gales and keep smilin'
But for one more day she would like to stay
In the lee of Christian Island
I'm sailing down the summer day
Where the fish and seagulls play
I put my troubles all away
And when the gales comes up I'll fill my cup
With the whiskey of the Highlands
She's a good old ship and she'll make the trip
From the lee of Christian Island
Tall and strong she slips along
I sing for her a song
And she leans into the wind
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gales and keep smilin'
When the summer ends we will rest again
In the lee of Christian Island

Songwriters: Gordon Lightfoot

Last edited by Travis david; 01/20/18 05:04 PM.

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Travis,

I'm not sure where to chime in here . . . can't quite distinguish which is the revision and which the original. That said, I like most the first two verses in the version furthest down (does that make sense?), though there are aspects of the other versions that are intriguing. I wouldn't give up on this one just yet--put it aside, if anything, and revisit a bit down the line. I think this one has some potential.

All the best,

Deej

#1135342 - 01/21/18 06:19 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Deej
The more recent writes are generally put over the top of the older take. So it's the first one you read
Don't know if this will go further but I appreciate your comments
Tranis


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This is the latest rewrite


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Hi Travis.
Nothing wrong with dreaming, eh?
Just a thought but I looked up the meaning of the name Abigail and the results were "a beautiful woman" or "a servant".
Not sure if you knew that but thought it could be mentioned in the song.

We renamed our boat the Abigail
A beautiful servant in full sail
We'd food and water to last many days
guitar n' mandolin to pass time away

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#1135549 - 01/25/18 12:26 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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When I first saw the title I felt it could fit in with the upcoming St. Patrick's Day contest, that it was something with a possible Celtic flavor. Then you referenced Jimmy Buffet and notice three or four rewrites of the same piece. Good song nonetheless. Perhaps the thought for the day I posted in an earlier response could apply here as well: Delight in the senses – eat something delicious, inhale intoxicating fragrances, take a moment to appreciate the beauty around you.

#1135574 - 01/25/18 05:58 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Brian I appreciate your observations and comments
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#1135575 - 01/25/18 06:01 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Vic
Thanks for researching and take its not finished yet soi will return to your ideas
Travjohn


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#1135598 - 01/26/18 07:55 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Vic gave me cause for thought and I have adapted an idea he gave on verse 2
Thanks Vic
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#1135620 - 01/26/18 03:36 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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OK you got me, I have to ask...what is fIsh for tea

#1135624 - 01/26/18 04:15 PM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Lol a meal we working class enjoy round about 5pm to 6pm.The middle-class or those with aspirations of joining them refer to it as dinner


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#1135784 - 01/29/18 11:35 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Swapped the first two lines of verse one around
And altered the last line of that verse
Travis

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#1137151 - 02/14/18 10:22 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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A sailors dream no doubt.


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#1137209 - 02/15/18 07:16 AM Re: ISLE OF EVERFREE [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Alan

The melody has been done and the song should be on the forum in a couple of months
Travis


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