Salt and the Sea

from by Andrew Browne

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Twisted Roots" CD by Andrew Browne
    Comes in gorgeous cover designed by Gudrun Reiss, with booklet: credits, lyrics (so you can sing along.. . ) song notes and photos.
    Catalogue # AWB123 released November 2016

    Includes unlimited streaming of Twisted Roots via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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My father died a couple of years ago of Alzheimers disease. He spent time sweeping the driveway and looking out for the delivery of the Christchurch newspaper. Some days he'd think he was on a ship - or in another guise from his past. Other days he was quite lucid and would quote Omar Khayam. My mum, Mary, kissed him every day.


The Salt and the Sea - AW Browne

the daily paper hits the drive
been up here waiting for it to arrive
six times today - I've been told
the day is like it always is
changes as it will with the breeze from Lyttleton
the salt and the sea

they comfort me - the salt and the sea

I joined the navy when I was young
rugby, boxing, OP rum
lost some teeth, found my way ashore
Lyttleton is a seaside port
Main and West, where I taught the children
of the rough and tumble poor

the day is almost over
we share a cup of tea
my Mary she leans over
she kisses me
every day she kisses me
she is the salt - she is the sea

If you're trying hard to picture me
google street-view Surrey St
my son is on the left, I'm on the right
an earthquake happened yesterday
I know because the house still sways with aftershocks
like we're at sea


from Twisted Roots, released November 16, 2016
Salt and the Sea

Nylon String Guitar - Cam Kinsey
Double Bass - Brett Hirst
Percussion / Vibes - Jess Ciampa
Alto Flute - Rob Maxwell Jones
Backing Vocals - Tina Harrod
Vocals - Andrew Browne



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Andrew Browne Redfern, Australia

Andrew is a songwriter and carpenter from Redfern in inner Sydney and Yarramalong, 100 km north. Andrew has worked in many roles including film caterer, serial house-renovater, actor, singer, tradie, jazz tour-manager, AV technician and cook.
Every Sat he plays at LifeBoat Café at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River. He also plays in bars and cafes in inner Sydney.
Twisted Roots is his 2nd album.
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