Thursday, 13 April 2017

TOM JONES - I'll Never Fall In Love Again

WEDNESDAY CLUB 

WELSH SUNSET



TOM JONES -  I'll Never Fall In Love Again

SFW had a picture of a sunset taken from his house in Wales, I liked the reference to the sunset and the orange cedars.

It had to be war and coming home. Google provided the great Welsh girl's name 'Dwynwen'. If I marry a Welsh girl our first girl will be called 'Dwynwen', I have decided. I just filled in the blanks and here we have 'Orange of the Cedars'.

And to compliment it we have my favourite Tom Jones song. 

ORANGE OF THE CEDARS  (Saint Florence Sunset)

I never wanted to go to war
they forced me to go and fight
I wanted to stay with you Dwynwen
be with you as we work the land
and be in your arms at night

I don't like this foreign land
it's not my wild and windy hills
I wanted to stay with you Dwynwen
walking along the sandy beach
sunsets holding our dreams

Waiting for that whistle blow
the Hun's bullets I will face
thoughts of only you my Dwynwen
and all of these golden sunsets
the orange cedars of home

as I lay on this stretcher
bandages cover my shot up eyes
I have visions of you Dwynwen
and the sunset and the orange of the cedars
waiting for me back home
in Saint Florence

I never wanted to go to war
they forced me to go and fight
I wanted to stay with you Dwynwen
be with you as we work the land
and be in your arms at night

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sfw
13 April 2017 at 12:24

This is classic Tom. As a (former) Ponty boy we have lots of connections to Mr Woodward. My mother used to know him as a teenager (everyone in Ponty of a certain age claim to know him). My dad is a regular in a local pub and drinks with his former guitarist who was with him when he was Tommy Scott & the senators. I could go on...

I think that some of the material he recorded with Producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling etc) is his best yet. He's a bit of a parody of himself, but you cannot deny Tom, the voice

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13 April 2017 at 12:45

SFW - I agree some of his best stuff since the golden days. As you say you can'not deny the voice....I think you've got his eyes? Hope you like the song/poem inspired by your Face book pic which was bril. He did a couple of Dylan covers too by the way.

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