Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA


This Village



This village draws me
I hear it calling me back through the years
Its people are its life-blood
I am its joy; I am its tears

Makers were forged here
To forge a bond no cruel hands could destroy
Artists' hands seized it
Lost lovers grieved for it
Builders have reached for its skies
Poets have captured its beauty
They speak of its sad beauty now

This village haunts me
Its whispering hurt tears at my soul
Why did I forsake you?
Welcome me back welcome me home

A sacred bond exists here
Between the land and the people it owns
It grants no escape from the realms of its fate
It reaps the crops we have sown
This village has made me all that I am
This village is calling me home

(Gary Miller)

© 1996 Whippet Records

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Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)



The People's History

Our Village

(Edited by Keith Armstrong)

ISBN 1-902527-15-1 (2000)

Word Sharing

(A Literary Anthology)

Tübingen Universitåtsstadt (2017)


Video Clips

The Whisky Priests performing 'This Village'
live at Markthalle, Hamburg, on 10th October 1998.

Taken from '"Here Come The Ranting Lads!" - Live!'
(WPTV18 Whippet Records 1999).

The Whisky Priests performing 'This Village'
live at Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees, on 30th July 1998.


Gary performing 'A Rich Seam', 'Tübingen Refrain', 'This Village'
live at Kulturhalle, Tübingen, Germany, on Friday 17th November 2017,
30th Anniversary of the Literary Twinning between Durham and Tübingen,
and Book Launch of the 30th Anniversary 'Word Sharing' Anthology.


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