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"Marc Paterson, a fan of Love who lives in New Zealand, sent me a song he wrote as a tribute to Arthur Lee. A sweet song it is. Marc agreed to let me share it here on the web site, sent a photo 
of the group and wrote a few words to go along with the song. I hope you enjoy the voice, words & melody as much as I do."
- Diane Lee

"Austin are from left to right Mark Angel (Producer) Olivia Stephens (Vocals) and Marc Paterson (Guitar and lyrics). Our tribute to Arthur uses some of his own words and some of our own. We have all been moved by his unique and poetic thoughts. Hopefully this song pays him respect in a thoughtful and appropriate way. Austin are contactable at marcpaterson@inspire.net.nz"
- Marc Paterson

Arthur Lee
by Marc Paterson, Olivia Stephens, Mark Angel

I don't have to swear
I don't have to say anything but the truth
There is a god and god is
I heard his voice he spoke to me
And he said love on earth must be
This a song for Arthur Lee
There is a new slavery
Arrest everyone that's black and poor
Put em inside and lock the door
Arrest everyone that's black and poor
Put em inside and lock the door
And he said love on earth must be
This a song for Arthur Lee
If I blink right now I'm telling the truth
If I blink right now I'm telling a lie
Arthur was no angel
The words he spoke for free
Moved kings and queens and popes
and folk just like me
And he said love on earth must be
This a song for Arthur Lee



Gary Nesbitt wrote: 
"I work with UK Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar, Najma has recorded "Old Man". As of now we don't have any plans for the track, Najma just loved the song and wanted to record it. We did send the track to Jac Holzman to get his thoughts, he wrote us back a nice note, he told Najma how much he loved it. I thought you might like to hear it so I'm sending it to you. Hope you like it. 

The photo is Najma and I in Timbuktu, she performed at the Festival in the Desert. If you notice I'm wearing an Arthur Lee and Love hat. " (Click image to enlarge)



UK Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar grew up listening and studying Indian classical music. The past few years Najma has turned her attention to music of the west, listening to blues, jazz, rock and folk music. Najma primarily sings in Urdu, but recently has recorded songs in English by Skip James, Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin. After discovering the music of Love, Najma decided to record Old Man in memory of Arthur and Bryan. Najma's website www.najmaakhtar.com





Here is a song, for you to listen to titled “Arthur’s Song”, written by Curtis Smooth who with Allan Talbert recorded it in Allan’s home studio. They tell me this is the first mix but I like it just the way it is especially the laughter. Curtis & Allan went to school with Arthur. The three remained friends & stayed in touch all of the years from those school days on… along with many other school buddies who all remained friends into their adult years. But you’ll read about that later on in the book.

 

 

 

 

   
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