The Wheel Will Turn

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Introduction:

The Wheel Will Turn comes from Chapter 14 of King’s Envoy. In the novel, it is a song written by Sullyan about the illness, decline and eventual death of Robin Tamsen’s beloved younger sister, Jessy.

When Sullyan first meets Robin, (these events will be narrated in the prequel to the Artesans of Albia series, Maiden of Mystery, publication date to be announced) and decides he has sufficient potential as an Artesan to replace Hal Bullen, her aide, she is dismayed when Robin refuses her invitation to come to the Manor. His reason becomes apparent once she meets Jessy, and realises the girl is terminally ill. Unable to heal Jessy, despite Sullyan’s powerful Artesan skills, she befriends the girl and eases her final months of life.

The song is a poignant reminder to them both of Jessy’s stoic good humour and deep love for her brother.

The lyrics were written by Cas Peace, the music by Shepherd/Snell. Musicians David Snell, David Shepherd, and Dave Peace.

Please listen, or download, or both, and Enjoy! You can also see us performing this song live at the King’s Envoy book launch by clicking on the Video link.

Lyrics

When Springtime’s freshness found you, tiny blossoms made you fair.

The young sun shone, the warm winds blew so gently through your hair.

Come eventide the shadows grew we watched them cast their shade.

Farewell, my heart, in dreaming dwell, so must all beauty fade.

Then Summer came, its golden days our growing love revealed.

Upon your face that early trace your youthful joy concealed.

But noontide passed and all too soon the twilit evening fell,

its purple gloaming dimmed your sight. Farewell, my heart. Farewell.

With autumn’s gold and slanting sun your smile lit waning days.

On gentle spirit, bravely borne, the shadow cast its haze.

And then we knew, with heavy heart, your path would turn away

from ours, and we must part, as night-time follows day.

Now Winter’s icy tempests blow across an empty space,

but Springtime’s warmth awaits its chance to take white Winter’s place.

And though fond hearts are filled with pain our grieving cannot last,

for soon the Wheel will turn again and Love unite the past.

 

 

Please scroll down to play or download this song.

 

Introduction:

The Wheel Will Turn comes from Chapter 14 of King’s Envoy. In the novel, it is a song written by Sullyan about the illness, decline and eventual death of Robin Tamsen’s beloved younger sister, Jessy.

When Sullyan first meets Robin, (these events will be narrated in the prequel to the Artesans of Albia series, Maiden of Mystery, publication date to be announced) and decides he has sufficient potential as an Artesan to replace Hal Bullen, her aide, she is dismayed when Robin refuses her invitation to come to the Manor. His reason becomes apparent once she meets Jessy, and realises the girl is terminally ill. Unable to heal Jessy, despite Sullyan’s powerful Artesan skills, she befriends the girl and eases her final months of life.

 

The song is a poignant reminder to them both of Jessy’s stoic good humour and deep love for her brother.

 

The lyrics were written by Cas Peace, the music by Shepherd/Snell. Vocals by Cas Peace, musicians David Snell, David Shepherd, and Dave Peace.

 

Please listen, or download, or both, and Enjoy!

 

You can also see us performing this song live at the King’s Envoy book launch by clicking on the Video link.

 

Lyrics

 

When Springtime’s freshness found you, tiny blossoms made you fair.

 

The young sun shone, the warm winds blew so gently through your hair.

 

Come eventide the shadows grew we watched them cast their shade.

 

Farewell, my heart, in dreaming dwell, so must all beauty fade.

 

Then Summer came, its golden days our growing love revealed.

 

Upon your face that early trace your youthful joy concealed.

 

But noontide passed and all too soon the twilit evening fell,

 

its purple gloaming dimmed your sight. Farewell, my heart. Farewell.

 

With autumn’s gold and slanting sun your smile lit waning days.

 

On gentle spirit, bravely borne, the shadow cast its haze.

 

And then we knew, with heavy heart, your path would turn away

 

from ours, and we must part, as night-time follows day.

 

Now Winter’s icy tempests blow across an empty space,

 

but Springtime’s warmth awaits its chance to take white Winter’s place.

 

And though fond hearts are filled with pain our grieving cannot last,

 

for soon the Wheel will turn again and Love unite the past.

 

 


 

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Cas Peace and her band performing "The Wheel Will Turn"
live in Festival Place, Basingstoke, UK,
at the King’s Envoy book launch, September 2011.