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Thread #55265   Message #1306957
Posted By: YorkshireYankee
25-Oct-04 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
dave c,

You certainly have good taste. Delighted (but not surprised) to hear that Mr Andrews's powerful, moving song left such a deep impression. It is a stunning song, so perhaps you would consider it worth helping the man who wrote it (and earns his living by writing that song and many other wonderful ones) to earn his living by buying the CD which contains that song. You can go to Harvey's website and order it here (click on the "Writer of Songs" CD; Solidier is on the list, and you should even be able to hear a brief excerpt of it if you click on the "mp3" icon).

I think it's safe to say that you will not find the entire song (or, for that matter, many (if any) of Harvey's songs at least in full) available as a free download, because if all/many of his songs could be downloaded for free, people wouldn't have much incentive to buy his CDs and he would not earn enough to live on. You may feel that rich musicians should not be bothered over whether or not they can wring a bit of money out of you, but rest assured that folk musicians (like Harvey) do not fall into this category.

Good luck to you. May you buy the CD and enjoy this superb song for many years to come.