Dust if you must

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The lyrics to this song were written by the wonderful poet Rose Milligan in 1885 and I just had to set it to music.

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Dust if you must
Written by Rose Milligan 1885/Music © Copyright 2016 T.King

Dust if you must
but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter
Bake a cake or plant a seed
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
But there isn’t much time
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb
Music to hear and books to read
Friends to cherish and life to lead
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
but the world is out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain
This day will never come round again
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
but please bear in mind
Old age will come and it isn’t kind
And when you go
and go you must
You yourself... will make more dust.

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from Silhouette, released August 4, 2017
TONY KING - Lead Vox, Electric Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars HAMISH STUART - Drums

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Beautifully Mad Sydney, Australia

Breathtaking original music reminiscent of the beauty of James Taylor, some honey from Melody Gardot, a lyrical spice of Cohen washed down with some Waits-like humour. A musical flame that licks at the heels of Folk and Jazz

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