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Winter's Mourning

by Gandalf's Fist

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    Limited Unisex T-shirt Design to celebrate the release of our 2017 Festive Single "Winter's Mourning".

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There was ice on the breeze on the morning she died There was snow in the trees as the old beggar cried And he knelt by her grave and he lay by her side There was ice on the breeze on the morning she died By the church on the hill, huddles men side by side While women and children light candles inside Oh the warmth that they hold fights the chill from their bones And the beggarman lies wrapped in rags by the road From the whites of the field springs the wings of a crow To the heavy grey skies as the mourning bell tolls Where the whispering of reeds from a frozen lake grow Stands the ghost of a maid staring out from the snow And the beggarman bows as he steps by her side Takes the maid by the hand "will thee dance one last time?" And they waltzed to the bells, through the fog to the night There sprung flames by the woods as she led him inside "Did you live long ago, poor sweet lassie of mine?" "Now your face I not know, from the cold winds of time" And the flames how they fade and the air turns to stone Pray a kiss from your lips 'fore you leave me alone But the ghost did not speak and the ghost did not smile In the first light of morn' as the frost gripped his eyes And the distant church bells shook the wind one last time There she kissed his clay lips on the morning he died




Winter's mourning is the first single release by Gandalf's Fist as a 6-piece band and our first studio track to feature both Ben Bell (keys) and Keri Farish (Vocals)

Mastered in London at world-famous Abbey Road Studios, the track is penned in the style of a Victorian poem, reflecting of the dark and spectral side of the festive season, and recalls the days when rock giants such as Greg Lake or Jethro Tull would break from tradition to provide something to cater for a different musical pallet during the festive season. Driven by the piano and acoustic guitars, the sound is fresh and bright, yet with dark undertones.


released December 4, 2017


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Prog/Folk/Rock from the UK. Aided by a merry band of misfits, Gandalf's Fist are your new favourite Cult band waiting to be discovered!

Gandalf's Fist draw on their mutual love for classic rock bands such as Pink Floyd, The Who, and even the likes of Iron Maiden.
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