Pay the Piper

from NAKED by Cindy Stratton

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I love Ali’s violin on this one! Could be about a customer in a brothel…? Well it could be! I had a ‘wild west’ image for the words…Also, I used a bit of melody from an old French folk song I once heard and could only recall in fragments. If I knew the song title I would credit it…


Pay the piper
Pay the price
If it comes for free
It's half as nice
See what you want and you want what you see
Well you cold have her but you can't have me

And it's all very well
All very gay
But you don't get paid till Christmas day
And it won't take long
That's what you say
But we all need money for bills to pay


from NAKED, track released February 25, 2013
guitar and vocals- Cindy
violin- Ali Nourse
electric bass- Marius
hand drums- Henry Shaftoe


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Cindy Stratton writes music that could be described as contemporary acoustic with powerful and haunting melodies. The songs are compelling and reflective stories of life and love. She has an enormous vocal range and a great feel for harmony.

"Stratton is a force to be reckoned with - a sensitive and accomplished artiste, her songs are self-contained examinations of life and love..."
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