Call Of Angels

by Manitoba Hal



This was the first song I wrote on ukulele 20 years ago. It has been a fan favourite over the years and my mom and dad's favourite as well. Recently my dad passed away and I was asked to sing this at his funeral. I decided I should record it as a gift for my family and I've decided to give it way to you as well. This is for all the mothers, fathers and loved ones in your life. May you all find angels to sing to you in the tall grass...running through your backyard and guiding you to peace.


Call Of Angels © Hal Brolund 1995 (SOCAN)

I was ten when I first heard the call of angels,
They were running through the bushes in my backyard
I never did no much about the gospel
But hearing angels never seemed that hard.

I got older and I got wiser
I lived my life come what may
I still believe in the call of angels
I hear them every single day
I can still hear the call of angels (4x)

I remember fresh cut flowers
the smell of mamma's stale perfume
She'd be out on the front porch singing
calling the angels to see us through


Sometimes life deals you hard luck
and you find trouble no matter what you do
Lord I hope you're listening somewhere
I need a few more angels to see me through



released April 21, 2015
Produced by Hal Brolund and Alex Buchanan

Recorded at Harbourtone Productions in Shelburne, NS

Manitoba Hal - ukulele, vocals
Alex Buchanan - bass, vocals
Robbie Smith - fiddle, vocals
Kathleen Glauser - vocals
Karen Morand - vocals
Nigel D'Eon - vocals



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Manitoba Hal Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Manitoba Hal proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies.

Hal uses live looping to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn't associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail.
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