Hang 'em High

by Colm Fitzpatrick

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    Colm Fitzpatrick's third single, Hang 'em High tells the story of a community who wake up one morning to find that everything they have built has been burnt to the ground by a complete stranger.

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Hang 'em High displays a darker side to Colm's song writing.
Anger, sadness and confusion are delivered in the voice and the descending motif on his classical guitar draws you in from the start.
The story unfolds with minimal description as the singing and tonal changes drive it forward to the crescendo. Live performances of this song have drawn tears from grown men.

This song was a winner of a song writer's prize at the Cork Folk Festival.

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Caught early morning
The sun was rising to a pale setting moon
Caught early morning
The sun was rising to a pale setting moon

Leave him hangin' in the valley
Leave him hangin' in the bush fire desert sun

Nobody knew him
Nobody knew him, look what he's done
Nobody knew him
Nobody knew him, look what he's done

Leave him hanging in the valley
Leave him hanging in the bush fire desert sun

Did we deserve this?
Did we deserve this? He's burned all we love
Did we deserve this?
Did we deserve this? He's burned all we love

Leave him hanging in the valley

Take down the ropes!
Take down the ropes!
It's already done!

Take down the ropes!
Take down the ropes!
It's already done!

Nobody won!
Out here, in the bush fire desert sun

Leave him hanging in the valley

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released August 10, 2015
Colm Fitzpatrick

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Colm Fitzpatrick Cork, Ireland

Colm Fitzpatrick, multi award-winning singer and songwriter, has enriched the music scene with his gifted ability to speak to the soul with a diverse and eclectic range of genres and styles of music. An accomplished and versatile composer and classical guitarist, Fitzpatrick’s work is inimitable in its ability to bring the listener on a rousing and, often, emotional journey. ... more

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