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Heart and Soul

by Louey Hesterman

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released May 15, 2017

All words and music by Louis Hesterman (unless otherwise stated)
Produced by Louis Hesterman & Cyril Moran
Mastered by Simon Polinski
The musicians: Dan Bourke, Joseph Bourke, Justin Brady, Cora Browne, Bryan Czempinski, Denis Close, Hank Clifton, Christy Cooney, Pete Fidler, Steve Groves, Louis Hesterman, Cyril Moran, Peter Mullins, Don Mudie, Ian Reynolds, Ben Rogers, Paul Ryan, Nikki Scarlett, Dave Walker.
Front cover & art by Nikki Scarlett, additional design & layout by Dave Walker.
Photography: Jack Rogers, Ben Rogers, Russel Lonie, Holly Wolfe. 'Butterfly Whisperer' photo by Bridie Hesterman.

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Louey Hesterman Apollo Bay, Australia

Louey Hesterman’s Whimsy is an autobiographical tale beginning in Echuca by the Murray River and travelling via
Melbourne, Mildura and Vietnam to come to rest comfortably in Apollo Bay.
The scene for Whimsy has been set, and the flights of fancy that include a voyage to the South Seas and a seemingly impossible mash-up of Celtic reels and surf rock suddenly make sense.
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Track Name: The Murray River Song
I WAS BORN, BY THE MURRAY RIVER
I’VE FELT HER SPIRIT IN MY HANDS, IN HER RIVER SANDS
AND I’VE WATCHED THE WATERFALLS, BEHIND THE STEAMERS, WINDING THROUGH, THE HEART OF HER RIVERLANDS
I GREW UP, BESIDE THE RIVER
ALL MY LIFE, I’VE WATCHED IT FLOW,
LOGS IN TOW AND AS THE WATERS RISE AND FALL, ALONG THAT RIVER
MY HEART’S BEEN HIGH, AND MY HEART’S BEEN LOW
BUT I’VE BEEN AWAY FOR SUCH A LONG LONG TIME
THAT RIVER KEEPS HER HAND ON THIS HEART OF MINE
AND I DREAM ABOUT THE DAY WHEN I’LL RETURN
I’LL SIT AND WATCH THOSE BIG WHEELS TURN / MY CAMP FIRE BURN
AND I’LL GO BACK, BESIDE THE RIVER
AND ON HER BANKS, I WILL LAY, SOME SUNNY DAY
THEN THE RIVER GUMS, AND THE PEPPERCORN TREES
WILL SHADE ME, I’LL BE AT PEACE, AND THERE I’LL STAY
Track Name: Giants are Too Tall
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GIANT, GIANTS ARE TOO TALL
THEY HIT THEIR HEAD, WON’T FIT THEIR BED
AND WISH THAT THEY WERE SMALL
BUT YOU ARE YOU AND THAT’S IMPORTANT,
DON’T TAKE YOU AWAY
IN MY EYES A SMILE FROM YOU CAN BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY
SO SAY HELLO, AND SMILE FOR ME, THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
'COS SMALL IS BIG AND IN MY EYES, THE BIGGEST THING IS YOU
NOW YOU KNOW THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON OF THEM ALL
IS YOU, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GIANT TO BE TALL
Track Name: South Sea Islands
I LOVE TO LIE UNDER COCONUT PALMS
AND HOLD PRETTY BABIES ASLEEP IN MY ARMS
AND WATCH THE WAVES GO ROLLING BY, OH MY, I SIGH
THE SOUND OF THE SURF, AND THE TROPICAL SAND
A COCONUT RUM RESTING IN MY HANDS
I WATCH THE WORLD GO PASSING BY, OH MY, I SIGH
SOUTH SEA ISLANDS CALLING ME
PURE WHITE SANDS, AND AN EMERALD SEA
WHERE HAPPINESS IS WAITING THERE, FOR YOU, AND ME
SOUTH SEA ISLANDS CALLING ME
JUST TAKE ME BACK, AND SET ME FREE
CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND WE CAN BE THERE, JUST YOU AND ME
I’M BACK AT WORK, WITH THE BOSS HANGING AROUND
MY FEET ARE HARDLY TOUCHING THE GROUND
I WISH THAT I COULD FLY AWAY, OH MY, I SIGH
IT’S GETTING DARK AND IT’S RAINING AGAIN
THERE’S NO SIGN OF SUN EVEN PEEPING IN
IF ONLY I COULD FLY AWAY, OH MY, I SIGH
Track Name: Coffee's in the Pot
DAWN IS BREAKING, MONDAY’S SHAKING, COFFEE’S IN THE POT
TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND DIZZY HEIGHTS, ANOTHER PARKING LOT
HERE I STAND AN EMPTY MAN, I HAVE NO PLACE TO GO
ANOTHER SUNSET, A PRETTY THING, A SHAME I HAVE TO GO
RIDING HIGH ABOVE THE SKY, I LOVE HER DON’T YOU KNOW
HERE I STAND AN EMPTY MAN, I HAVE NO PLACE TO GO
YOU KNOW I MESSED AROUND WITH OTHER WOMEN
I USED TO LIKE TO BE WITH THE BOYS
I THINK I LEARNED MY LESSON BABE
I’M SORRY THAT I TOLD YOU LIES
SO MAMA TAKE ME HOME, AND I WILL NEVER ROAM
WON’T YOU GIVE ME ONE LAST CHANCE, I PROMISE I’LL BE GOOD
I USED TO SMOKE THE PIPE AND I WOULD GAMBLE
I USED TO LIKE TO PARTY ALL NIGHT
I THINK I’VE LEARNED MY LESSON BABY
I KNOW I DIDN’T TREAT YOU RIGHT
Track Name: Heart and Soul
YOU CAN HIDE IN A SMILE THE GREATEST SADNESS, FOR A WHILE
ONLY SHED A SINGLE TEAR, WHEN THE ONES YOU LOVE ARE NEAR
HIDING SORROW IN YOUR HEART, NO ONE KNOWS
WORLDS COME APART, SECRETS KEPT SAFE WITHIN
FRAGILE SMILES, SO VERY THIN, LOVE IS DEEP A WISHING WELL
AND IN THE END NO ONE CAN TELL, BEHIND A SMILE
BEHIND A FACE, SEEMS LIKE NOTHING’S OUT OF PLACE
MISSING HANDS I NEED TO HOLD, KEEP YOU SAFE, AGAINST THE COLD
IT MAY HAVE SEEMED I WASN’T THERE, DISTANCE NEVER DIMMED THIS HEART AND SOUL
CAN’T TAKE THE PAST AWAY, BUT SOME THINGS I NEED TO SAY
LIFE TO LIVE, LOVE TO GIVE, HEART AND SOUL
SOMETIMES WE NEED TO SAY GOODBYE, SO MANY REASONS WHY
LIFE TO LIVE, LOVE TO GIVE, HEART AND SOUL, HEART AND SOUL
Track Name: Prayer for Eireann
IN THE GREENEST FIELDS, I WALKED ONE DAY, IN A LAND THAT SEEMS SO FAR AWAY, WHERE A THOUSAND YEARS, IS LOCKED IN SONG
WITH A THOUSAND TEARS, FOR A THOUSAND WRONGS.
WON’T YOU SAY A PRAYER FOR EIREANN, FOR MY HEART LAYS THERE IN EIREANN, WON’T YOU LIFT YOUR GLASS AND SING WITH ME, IN A TOAST TO PEACE AND LIBERTY.
WHERE THE DARK CLIFFS, MEET THE RAGING SEA, THERE THE SUN WILL ALWAYS SHINE ON ME, BACK AT HOME IN EIREANN I BELONG, WHERE A THOUSAND LAUGHS KEEP HER PEOPLE STRONG
FROM THE ANCIENT STREETS OF DUBLIN TOWN, TO THE MISTY HILLS OF COUNTY DOWN, OF HER SAINTS AND SCHOLARS EVER PROUD
WITH A THOUSAND VOICES WE’LL SING OUT LOUD
Track Name: Agent Orange
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN HOMESICK, BEEN REALLY ALONE
AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY, AWAY FROM YOUR HOME
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SHOT AT, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SCARED
HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED SOMEONE, BEING BLOWN AWAY
HAVE YOU READ IN A PAPER, WHEN YOU’RE FIGHTING A WAR
THOUGH WE’RE OUT THERE DYING, PEOPLE ARGUE WHAT FOR
HAVE YOU EVER SMELLED NAPALM, HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT IT DOES?
HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED CHILDREN, LAYING DEAD IN THE MUD
HAVE YOU EVER COME HOMe, SURVIVING THE WAR
TO NO HEROES WELCOME, TO NO ONE’S APPLAUSE
HAVE YOU EVER HAD NIGHTMARES, SCREAMING OUT IN THE NIGHT
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED DYING, JUST TO LIVE IS TO FIGHT
THEY SPRAYED IT ALL OVER, AND THERE WAS NOWHERE TO HIDE
AFTER MANY YEARS TORTURE, STILL AGENT ORANGE SURVIVES
AFTER SO MANY BREAKDOWNS, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SORES
WHAT OF OUR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, YEARS AFTER THE WAR
SO I’M ASKING YOU BROTHER, DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S FAIR POLITICIANS DONT WANT US, AFTER SENDING US THERE
WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING, SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE GUY
WHO IS LIVING A NIGHTMARE, WITH AGENT ORANGE INSIDE
Track Name: Home
WIPE THE SWEAT FROM MY BROW, AS I LIGHT UP A SMOKE
I GAZE AT THE ASH AS IT FALLS ON MY COLT,
AND I THINK OF HOME, WHAT YOU’RE DOING AT HOME, PEOPLE LAUGHING NOT CRYING, PEOPLE LIVING NOT DYING.
TYING KNOTS IN A ROPE, WITH NOTHING BUT SEA, WATCH AS THE WIND SPLASHES SPRAY OVER ME,
THERE’LL BE THOSE THAT RETURN, THERE’LL BE THOSE LEFT BEHIND
SOON WE’RE FORGOTTEN FROM MOST PEOPLE’S MINDS
YET WE THOUGHT OF HOME, WHAT YOU’RE DOING AT HOME
PEOPLE LAUGHING NOT CRYING, PEOPLE LIVING NOT DYING
Track Name: Adventure Before Dementia
WELL DEMENTIA’S AT THE DOOR, AND THE KIDS KEEP WANTING MORE
WE’RE SICK OF ALL THE HANGERS ON, NOW AUSTRALIA WE’LL EXPLORE
SO WE BOUGHT A CARAVAN AND WE’RE MAKING UP A PLAN
WE’LL LEAVE OUR TROUBLES FAR AWAY, EXPLORE THIS WONDERLAND
WE WANT ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA, WE’LL LEAVE OUR TROUBLES
FAR BEHIND, GIVE US ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA, GONNA HAVE SOME FUN BEFORE WE LOSE OUR MIND
YEaH WE’LL PARK BESIDE THE SEA, WITH NO KIDS TO BOTHER ME
JOIN THE OTHER GREY NOMADS, WE’RE FINALLY BREAKING FREE
THOSE NEIGHBOURS THEY MADE US CRY, 'TIL WE LOOKED THEM IN THE EYE
NO RATES NO RENT NO MONEY SPENT, WE’VE KISSED THEM ALL GOODBYE
WE’LL HIT THAT FROG AND TOAD, AND OUR BOAT COMPLETES THE LOAD, JUST TWO OTHER GREY NOMADS
WE’RE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND TONIGHT WE’LL PARK THAT VAN
SOMEWHERE NEAR THE SHIFTING SAND, WE’LL FISH ALONG THE BEACH
WHILE SIPPING STUBBIES IN OUR HANDS
WELL THE KIDS THEY’RE HOPPING MAD, SINCE WE LEFT THEM ON THEIR OWN
WE’RE SPENDING THEIR INHERITANCE AND HANGING UP THE PHONE
WE LAUGH UNTIL WE CRY, AS WE WATCH THE WORLD GO BY
HEADING FOR ADVENTURE ONE MORE TIME BEFORE WE DIE