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A HOUSE ACROSS THE RIVER

There’s a house across the river which turned my world around
There's a house across the river which made me dream out loud
Through the window when I saw you my heart began to pound
And I found myself on higher ground

There’s a house across the river where the trees they stood so tall
There’s a house across the river with your painting on the wall
Always walking on your own were you waiting for the one
Who would row that boat and steal your heart away

When the winter winds came blowing and the waters became cold
The night sky was a blanket to warm your aching soul
The smell of a fire burning that memory lingers on
And your treasured smile worth more than gold
One night a swam from shore to shore
To hear your voice and your breath so close
To find out where your eyes were lost
The dark of night will play your heart beat’s song
And would I be that one who would row that boat back home

There’s a house across the river which stands so empty now
There’s a house across the river and the trees they all cut down
Through the ruins there lies a memory of a house that was a shrine
A sacred place of heart and mind

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from Crossing Borders, Driving North (Deluxe 2CD Anthology), released June 10, 2013
A HOUSE ACROSS THE RIVER

Nibs – Cuatro, Vocals, Harmonica
Gareth Gale – Drums, Percussion, Background vocals
Kieran Smith – Bass, Cello
Previously released in 2010 on ‘a House across the river’ SSCD 525

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Nibs van der Spuy Durban, South Africa

South Africa guitarist, singer-songwriter Nibs has been touring the world for well over a decade. Journalists from all over the globe and predominantly Europe have cited Nibs as a fresh voice in the ‘Nu folk’ movement. With his virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric voice he has enchanted listeners from small intimate theatres to large festival stages. ... more

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