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Playing now and every day is the new song from Julie Kember, "Donnelly River". Lifted from her EP, "Gypsy Woman" the song was written when she was sitting and watching the Donnelly River in Western Australia.
Julie told Australian Country Radio, "I wrote Donnelly in the late afternoon. It had been a long, sombre and not so sober day, drifting slowly down the river behind a barge carrying equipment and supplies needed to knock down and rebuild my father in laws fifty year old hut, a condition that had to be met in order to enable a new 45-year lease.
At the time, my father in-law Pat, who had a brain tumour was in hospital fighting for his life. Sadly, this was one fight he couldn’t win. Left on my own to pack up Pat’s things, a lifetime of memories flooded in. I picked up an old nylon string guitar, perched on an esky and let the words flow. The Donnelly was written in one take and recorded on my iPhone."
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