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Autumnsong-EP

Demo Outtakes CD-R, December 2000
(total time: 22:26)


As Her Autumnsong Called (4:24)
Tin˙viel (alternate version) (6:18)
Sitting Down Here (3:25)
Shadowway (live acoustic July 7, 2000) (5:42)
Frodo The Hobbit (live acoustic July 7, 2000) (2:36)

Maja: vocals, flute, keyboards
Falk: electric & acoustic fretless bass, vocals
Jan: vocals, guitars
Nils: drums
Bjoern: additional acoustic guitar on tracks 4 and 5

All songs written, arranged and performed by the Fauns except track 3 written by Lene Marlin.
Music: Jan (tracks 1 and 2), Falk (tracks 4 and 5); lyrics: Jan (track 1), Falk (track 5), J.R.R. Tolkien (tracks 2 and 4).
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded and mixed by Marco Ponce-Kaergel at Zillestudio Charlottenburg 1999; track 3 recorded and mixed by Christian Buchholz 2000; tracks 4 & 5 recorded live at 'Haus der Jugend', Zillestrasse, mixed by Marco Ponce Kaergel at Zillestudio 2001. 100% live - no overdubs!
Cover painting and design by Jan-Peer Hartmann.

Song lyrics

As Her Autumnsong Called

`The coloured leaves dance in the wind,
like on the day when we first met.┤
`I saw thou dance in misty veils,
temptation on a leafy bed.┤
`I danced alone, lost in a dream,
by none but moonbeams I was kissed.┤
`A sweeter maid I┤d never seen,
clad in thy veils of woven mist.┤

`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
Like gold fall the leaves in the wind!┤
`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
As her autumnsong begins.┤

`Sweet little lass, thou danceth alone,
don┤t run away, stay where thou art!┤
`Who art thou that thou stareth at me
when I can┤t see thou in the dark?┤
`A traveller who heard thy song,
saw thou and fell under thy spell.┤
`No magic powers I possess,
yet come and drink from my sweet well.┤

`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
Like gold fall the leaves in the wind!┤
`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
As her autumnsong begins.┤

`Leave thy world behind, listen to thine heart,
A magic world thou wilt find, a place sung by the bards.
Step onto my path, where the river runs along,
Up towards the stars, with my autumn song.┤

`Enshrouded by the dark night┤s cloak,
thou holdst me sweetly in thine arms.┤
`I see thine eyes and feel thy warmth,
and shelter thou from all that harms.┤
`O lay thy hand upon my heart
and kiss the raindrops from my face.┤
`Enwrap me with thy velvet hair
and drown me in thy warm embrace.┤

`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
Like gold fall the leaves in the wind!┤
`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
As her autumnsong begins.┤

`Where wilt thou go, my fairy child,
and leave me to a mournful day?┤
`The sun it burns so hot and bright,
by light of moon I love to play.┤
So take me with thou, where thou goeth,
for I can┤t live if we depart.┤
`So come, yet nothing thou wilt find,
for all I can give is my heart.┤

`Leave thy world behind, listen to thy heart,
A magic world thou┤ll find, a place sung by the bards.
Step onto my path, where the river runs along,
Up towards the stars, with my autumn song.┤

`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
Like gold fall the leaves in the wind!┤
`Ai! lauri lantar lassi súrinen!
As her autumnsong begins.┤

Tin˙viel

Shadowway

Frodo The Hobbit

Frodo the little hobbit went through the wood
He crossed the lake in the middle by a little boat
At the other side the wood had an end
But Frodo, the little hobbit, went away, clad in his coat
He was not frightnened, the hobbit, my friend.

Frodo the little hobbit, he┤s got a sword.

Frodo the friendly hobbit, went through the fields.
He came to a village behind the big rocks.
The chef of this village was Merry, his friend.
Frodo, the little hobbit liked hobbit clocks,
the wood┤s animals and green frogs.

Frodo the little hobbit, he┤s got a sword.

Frodo the merry hobbit went to the rocks
He went through an open door and found a big box.
He opened it and found a sack of gold,
But it was old, so he was told,
Out of a dragon┤s hoard and sold.

Frodo the little hobbit, he┤s got a sword.

Frodo the little hobbit went away on a path
He came to a cottage with flowers amongst the grass.
He opened the door by a golden key
Went into the house under a tree
He was a little hobbit, like you and me.

Frodo the little hobbit, he┤s got a sword.