Pomona's Hardy Son

from Notes From An Island by Ivan Drever

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Pomona is the old Norse name for Mainland Orkney.


In the spring I'm going to Pomona,
me and my guitar will see you there,
In my mind I'd travel there to see her,
in my mind I see her everywhere.

We will wake the storm,
we will lie, we will lie us down,
For now, I'm going home,
I am Pomona's, Pomona's hardy son.

Summer time will see me back in Sanday
watching terns above me swoop and glide,
I wonder if Start Point will recognise me
I'm thinking that she never left my side.

Autumn leaves lie thick and still in Birsay
all her charms will come to say hello,
my mother's love lies waiting still there for me
my brother's voices they will let me know.

Wild the weather waits for you on Stronsay
warm the welcome waits there in the rain,
hardy souls will take you to their bosoms
and say it's nice to see you once again.


from Notes From An Island, released March 17, 2021


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Ivan Drever Inverness, UK

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney in Scotland, he has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. Having worked with the Knowe O’ Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists. ... more

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