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Camino music/songs

Camino(s) past & future
May/June (2018)
May (2019)
#1
After my first Camino I found I liked to kind of zone out once in awhile with music or if I needed some extra energy or motivation. Always looking for good 'camino' songs if anyone has suggestions. I just added Thick as Thieves by Natalie Merchant to the song list for next year. Wonderful song and great lyrics which also included the following:

"Pilgrims march to Compestela, visions of their saint in yellow. All follow, deep in trance, all lost in a catatonic dance. Know no future, damn the past: blind, warm, ecstatic, safe at last."
 
Camino(s) past & future
First timer, leaving April 3rd from SJPDP
#2
I only used recorded music to clear my head of songs running in my brain. Two songs stuck in my head repeatedly. "On the road again" and "You shoulda seen it in color". I had to use recorded music just to drive those out of my head occasionally.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés five times, Madrid two days, Ingles once.
#3
Hola @Brian E ! My Camino playlist has a lot of the music from the 15 part video series Radio Buen Camino that Gunnar Walgraeve put together about 7 years ago. See
You may need to search a bit on vimeo for all 15 parts, but they are worth it!
Also on my Camino playlist is some of the music from the movie The Way.
Enjoy!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2017 Camino Frances starting O Cebreiro
2018 Way of St. Francis Italy
2019 Camino Portugues
#4
Love this topic! I have something like 70 songs on my Camino playlist. All are songs I find to be upbeat, uplifting, or both. These really help motivate me during training. The most unusual track may be “Ready to Sing” by Seela, which includes these lyrics:

A mustard seed goes through the motions
wash your feet and get undressed
A pretty day to be a pilgrim, a pretty day to be a mess
 
Camino(s) past & future
May/June (2018)
May (2019)
#5
Love this topic! I have something like 70 songs on my Camino playlist. All are songs I find to be upbeat, uplifting, or both. These really help motivate me during training. The most unusual track may be “Ready to Sing” by Seela, which includes these lyrics:

A mustard seed goes through the motions
wash your feet and get undressed
A pretty day to be a pilgrim, a pretty day to be a mess
Yeah, there are clearly tons of great and uplifting songs but I really enjoy the ones that specifically reference the Camino and/or pilgrims.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés five times, Madrid two days, Ingles once.
#6
...but I really enjoy the ones that specifically reference the Camino and/or pilgrims.
A couple of CDs:
Camino de Santiago by José Manuel Gonzales Duran
Camino de Santiago - Musik der Pulgerstraße (Jacobsweg)

When you're in Santiago, visit the shop in San Martin Pinario. They may have CDs you're looking for. I found the above two there.
 

stgcph

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
#7
And of course "To Be a Pilgrim":


To Be a Pilgrim

He who would valiant be ’gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.


Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound – his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.


Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.


Words by John Bunyan, 1684 (as modified by Percy Dearmer for the 1906 “English Hymnal”)
 

musicman

Ensuitepilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
#8
“One More Cup of Coffee Before I Go....to the Valley Below” Roger McGuin and Calexico.
“ Heavy Load” - Free.
And many,many more ....
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#10
And of course "To Be a Pilgrim":


To Be a Pilgrim

He who would valiant be ’gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.


Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound – his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.


Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.


Words by John Bunyan, 1684 (as modified by Percy Dearmer for the 1906 “English Hymnal”)
I had to look this up because I loved her voice...
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