Mad Jack

from by Vera van Heeringen

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Vera van Heeringen: acoustic guitar, vocals
Rayna Gellert: fiddle, harmony vocals
Dave Luke: mandolin



Mad Jack befriended the lonely
His soul imprisoned but walking free
Swears at life, bottle in hand
He tells the world to make a stand
For freedom

His eyes changed into a darker colour
From blue to black
The blackest blue
He looks right through you

He lost all when he served the war
Body unscathed, inside all scars
The powerful images in his mind
His heart shrunk and it robbed him blind
Of freedom


Mad man staggers through darkness
With anger tainted by sadness
Come near him, no I wouldn't dare
Across the street I look and stare
In freedom



from Proper Brew, released June 18, 2015
Written by Vera van Heeringen (MCPS/PRS)



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“I urge you to discover this charming album”
Alan Harrison, NoDepression

“More accomplished, more polished and thoroughly beautiful album. Vera has a gift that brings guitar a life in a way that’s entirely her own”
Tom Franks, FolkWords Reviews

“ a highly regarded and valued addition to the growing canon of UK-based Americana flavoured releases.”
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