Rivers, Kings and Curses

by David Nigel Lloyd

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This audiophile recording recorded in Southern California and South Wales features a host of stellar guest musicians. A third of its songs are about rivers, a third are about kings and the remaining third are curses of one sort or another.

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DNL's fifth CD, Rivers, Kings and Curses is a collection of traditional and original songs. Among the album's guest musicians are West Coast Blues Hall of Famer Nat Dove and the the Incredible String Band's Robin Williamson. RK&C was featured on the ‘Best of 2008’ episode of NPR’s syndicated Celtic Connections show.


released May 27, 2008



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David Nigel Lloyd Yreka, California

David Nigel Lloyd emerged from LA’s new wave scene with the acoustic Dark Ages in 1984. An Age of Fable added traditional songs to the DNL mix in 1987. Death in Los Fumos [1996] blended song poetry, skits and found sound while How Like Ghosts Are We [1998] returned to traditional music. Rivers, Kings and Curses featured blues legend Nat Dove and the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson. ... more

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Track Name: The River Thames on Fire [DNL]
Set the River Thames on fire?
I am the River Thames on fire.
I've been burning all my life
and if you don't believe me, ask my wife.
Track Name: My Rage at Another Who Silenced Me [DNL]
May you find great success
in something that you hate.
May others who so so
be called by your name.
Track Name: The Three Sisters and the King of the Deep Dark Well [trad/DNL] / The Just Desert [DNL]
Three sisters lived not long ago
and not so far away
in a house of desert stone they lived
In a house of desert stone.
Track Name: If You Meet the Savior on the Road . . . [DNL]
The moral of this story?
The lesson of this song?
If you get stick on saviors
then the Devil comes along.
And if you get stuck on devils
then you send the world to Hell
and your heart will have no wisdom
for your tongue to ever tell.
Track Name: Roll Back Columbia [DNL]
Roll back, Columbia. Roll back.
I think there's been a crime.
Roll back, Columbia. Roll back
in the fullness of your time.
In time your children may conspire
to undo what they've done.
Will they conspire to let your waters
as before roll on?
Track Name: Will Ye No Come Back Again [trad]
Will ye no come back again?
Will ye no come back again?
Better loved ye canna be.
Will ye no come back again ?