What's The Life of A Man

from The Black Buoy Project: Live at L'Abri 2015 by Tom Brunt

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Based on the traditional song: What's the Life of a Man. Composition: Tom Brunt


What's the life of a man any more than a leaf?
A man has his seasons so why should we grieve?
Although in his world we appear fine and gay,
Like a leaf we must wither and soon fade away.

And if you'd a-seen those trees just a few days ago
How beautiful and green they all seemed to grow.
But a frost came upon them and withered them all,
And a storm came upon them and down they did fall.

If you look in the churchyard, it's there you will see
Those that have passed like a leaf from a tree.
When age and affliction upon them did call,
Like a leaf they did wither and down they did fall.


from The Black Buoy Project: Live at L'Abri 2015, released January 27, 2016
Tom Brunt: 6 and 12 strings guitar, composition
Joanne Gaillard: voice
Nicola Orioli: clarinet
Nicolas Masson: tenor saxophone
Brooks Giger: doublebass
Sylvain Fournier: drums & percussion
Giacomo Grandi: cello


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The Black Buoy Project Geneva, Switzerland

This Geneva (CH) based band plays songs based on poems written by the english poet William Blake and folk music. Everything being composed and/or arranged by Tom Brunt.

Immersing the listener in Folk/Jazz sonorities and textures strongly inhabited by english countryside images and echoes of Indian music, The group flows through written parts and improvisations…
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