From the recording Wondrous Beauty

HILLS OF STRATHAVON (3:22) - A tune I wrote about my former Ontario home, near the hamlet of Strathavon. Based on a true story, it follows the life of a pioneer couple and the tragedy that befalls them. Featuring the stellar fiddle work of Tyler Beckett

Ken Dunn - vocals, acoustic guitar
Tyler Beckett - fiddle
Randy Martin – bass
Jacob McCauley - bodhran

Lyrics

HILLS OF STRATHAVON
I am home among the cedar, those arbour vitae greener Than the hills of Strathavon
Where my love and I did wander, like rolling rivers under That full moon a rising high
And her kisses they grew sweeter, our loving knew no fear When the song of spring arrived
But this world it could not keep her, she fell then fell deeper Down that mountainside
Now I’m home among the cedar, those arbour vitae greener Than the hills of Strathavon
Where my love and I did wander, like rolling rivers under
That full moon a rising high
And I knew I could not save her, for the ice was on the river And the snow banks way too high
But when I get to dying, you know I will be smiling
For to see my true lover’s eyes
Now I’m home among the cedar, those arbour vitae greener Than the hills of Strathavon
Where my love and I did wander, like rolling rivers under That full moon a rising high
That full moon a rising high, that full moon a rising high