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One For Sorrow

by Antiquity

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One For Sorrow, is based on a very old nursery rhyme about magpies. The rhyme has its origins in ornithomancy superstitions connected with magpies, considered a bird of ill omen in some cultures, and in Britain, at least as far back as the early sixteenth century.
I have taken the poem and used it this song as an omen about the music industry.

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One for sorrow,
Two for joy, 
Three for a girl, 
Four for a boy, 
Five for silver, 
And six for gold,
Seven for a secret that can never to be told

One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral

And four for birth

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth, 
Three for a funeral, 
Four for birth
, Five for heaven
 Six for hell
 Seven for the devil, his very own self


released March 3, 2023
Written, mixed and produced by Gerald Duchene
Vocals and melody by Dan Ecclestone
Instrumentation by Gerald Duchene
Bass by Bernie Miñoso
Mixed by Gerald Duchene
Mastered By Chris Pavey @Chris Pavey mastering


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Gerald Duchene, wrote the music and lyrics, produced and played on these tunes, and Dan Ecclestone is responsible for the vocals and melody lines and Simone Silvestroni provided the wonderful and ethereal bass lines. Dan and Simone are based in Cambridge UK and I’m based in Brooklyn New York ... more

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