Farewell to the Gold
Bob's version, see left
- Writer(s): Paul Metsers
- Date: Monday, 02 November 1992
- Venue: Stanbaugh Auditorium
- City: Youngstown
- State: OH
Although people claim Paul Metsers (who wrote "Farewell to the Gold") as a New Zealander, he started out in The Netherlands and ended up in England.
b. 27 November 1945, Noordwijk, Holland. In 1952, Metsers emigrated to New Zealand and was influenced by the American folk music that was available on record during the 60s. He bought his first guitar in 1963, and soon started writing songs. Metsers arrived in the UK in 1980, and spent almost two years touring round in a Volkswagen camper playing ‘floor spots’ in folk clubs to get himself noticed. He was rewarded with club and festival bookings the length and breadth of the country."
The video is taken from the Workshop Sessions live recordings, this is Paul Metsers' best known song: it has been covered by Bob Dylan, Nic Jones and countless others. Here, for the first time on video, is Paul singing the haunting 'Farewell to the Gold'.