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I wrote this song after playing a concert in the Palouse, and visiting the beautiful view from Steptoe Butte.


words and music by Britt Arnesen

Les prairies palousiennes
Cultiver du blé
Terre comme un damier
Verte ou en jachère
Croissance et sénescence
On a ou on n'a pas de chance
Les collines s'étendent
À l'infini

Aller à La Palouse, aller
Entendre l'appel du vent
La Palouse est morne quand tu n'es pas là
Aller, aller la bàs

Tu as planté beaucoup des graines
Des fleurs sauvages que j'aime
When I was dark and missing you
Elles me consolaient
Au loin, une grange
Par ici, ta mémoire
Parfois un avion
J'attends la moisson

Viens avec tes ennuis
Viens avec tes grands soucis
Viens et laisser les ici
Oublie la maladie
Croissance et sénescence
Ce n'est pas les fleurs qui me manquent
La tristesse d'être sans toi
J'attends la moisson

Britt's translation:

The Palouse prairies
Grow wheat
Landscape like a checkerboard
Green or fallow

Growth and senescence
You're lucky or not
The hills go on
To infinity

Go to the Palouse, go
Hear the call of the wind
The Palouse mourns when you're not there
Go, go there

You have planted many seeds
Of the wildflowers that I love
When I was dark and missing you
They consoled me

In the distance, a barn
Over here, your memory
Sometimes, a plane
I await the harvest


Come with your troubles
Come with your biggest worries
Come and leave them here
Forget the sickness

Growth and senescence
It's not the flowers that I miss
The sadness of being without you
I await the harvest


from Live at the Union Club Missoula, released January 1, 2021
Acoustic guitar and vocals, songwriter - Britt Arnesen
Drums - Damien Margo
Bass - Ron Meissner


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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She plays in the longtime Missoula band Pinegrass. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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