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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 (2016), released May 6, 2016
Acoustic bass - Roscoe Beck (Leonard Cohen)
Drums and percussion - Eric Darken (Jimmy buffet)
Electric Guitar - Daran DeShazo
Acordion - Joel Guzman (Paul Simon)
Banjolele, whistle - Billy Crockett
Harmony vocals - Bettysoo, Nathan Brown




Darryl Purpose Portland, Oregon

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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