This song is partly accidental. It started with me trying to get the sound of my bass right for another track. It ended with a short ambient interlude.
Each song I'm recording is about a person in a place in London. In this case, we have someone reading a fictional guide book in a cemetery, possibly Highgate cemetery.
So this song has no vocal melody, no rhyming and is just spoken word over a guitar and bass backing.
The field recording was done in the garden next to a chapel and includes birdsong and distant traffic.
Wildlife found in London cemeteries - Highgate cemetery
Stew Dean 26th Feb 2021
Wildlife found in London cemeteries
Includes Foxes, Owls and bats.
And birds like Firecrests and woodpeckers
Hedgehogs and other rodents can be found,
As well as insects and rare butterflies.
And from pagan times,
Yew trees grew near burial grounds,
They represent eternity.
And some can reach up to 3000 years old.
Cemeteries and graveyards
Become a sanctuary
For fauna and flora
To live in peace,
Famous London cemeteries
Kensal Green, Bunhill fields, Golder Green crematorium
And, famous for the grave of Carl Marx