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Seven swallows flying low
through the mist of April rain
Though the war was long ago
ghosts of the battlefield remain
So haunted is the choir hymn
Shadowlands of calico
And over them the swallows skim
And all is hushed at Shiloh
All is hushed at Shiloh, Shiloh

Rebel soldiers at the gates
April, 1862
The bloody war between the states
Between the sons of gray & blue
Here on these fields three thousand died
Shot down like the buffalo
Here on these fields of pilgrim’s pride
Around the church of Shiloh
Around the church of Shiloh


Warriors in shrouds of ash
Coats of oak and buckthorn roots
Lincoln in his stove-pipe hat
Standing tall in goatskin boots
Says: “We were conceived in liberty
Four score and seven years ago
We died for all men to be free.”
Across the fields of Shiloh
Across the fields of Shiloh

Shiloh, Shiloh.


from Still The Birds, released May 6, 2016



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Darryl Purpose Nederland, Colorado


Darryl went to Las Vegas when he was 19 and became a professional card player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'.

He has toured extensively and released 7 albums. His second album produced by Billy Crockett at Blue Rock Studios will come out in 2016.

The sometimes social activist always has a compelling story to tell, in words and in song.
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