Music

Lucy Wirth has enjoyed singing lessons from the time she was nine years old. She has sung in various theater and film productions, and has produced several albums.

In 2004 she released an album with Bob Dylan songs, arranged and accompanied by Swiss gitarrist and composer Walter Giger. The album, Dylan Songs, can be ordered by way of Lucy Wirth's agency, Divina Agentur.

Below are two tracks recorded during a concert in Zürich in 2004.

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Track 2

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Track 13

As a tribute to Bob Dylan, two songs not by himself, but
inspired by his own, have been included in this
album: Boy of the Backwood Hill (11), written by Lucy Wirth,
and Baby Black (13), based on Dylan's poem, Some other
Kinds of Songs, both put to music by Walther Giger.

Dylan Songs

Boy of the Backwood Hill

He's made my day
with his bitter Guitar
and his woodman voice
and his prophet hair
and the card deck on his soul

The lowland crowd is cheering
the ferris wheel is leering
as end of day is nearing
backwood churchibells toll.

The woodman's honest
the prophet's tired
the crowd's gone home
and the hilltop's quiet.
Something's happening
and he knows what
for his heart is heavy
and his hand is just right.

 

And over the hills
of the backwood land
a murmur now is heard.
He sees a brightly ragged band
dance into the backwood night -
a thin man, a sad man, a tambourine man,
the Jack of Hearts with sweet Marie
Tom Thumb waltzing with a rainy day.
It was a strange sight to be seen.

They danced with the boy
of the backwood hill
but left at light of Peggy Day.
The keeper of the ferris wheel
wondered what had taken place.
The woodman smiled his prophet smile
and tuned his sour guitar.

Whenever he plays
for the lowland crowd
I come to hear him sing.

Lucy Wirth