Farewell To The Gold (Paul Metsers cover)
This is a great song written by Paul Metsers who was born in New Zealand and this song dates back to the 70's. I have been lucky enough to go to New Zealand a couple of times recently and this magical song is full of imagery of the old prospecting days of the 1860's when gold was found in New Zealand. I remember driving down the cardrona valley and stopping off by a small stream. I have been singing this song at every chance, so I decided to stop the car, dig out my old frying pan and start slucing around in the shot over river just to engender some authenticity and experience, needless to say I got very wet, cold and apart from a few flecks of mica found nothing, but I did touch the echoes of experience which broke many a man's soul in the search for these golden dreams.
Original "Farewell To The Gold" by Paul Metsers