A Long Way Down

Well done Suzanne Harper for winning the Country challenge! This is “A Long Way Down” and it’s about the transportation of convicts to Australia in the 18th and 19th century – cheerful eh??


  1. Great song Alan. I love the dynamics of it, builds up nicely. Found myself playing air drums at the end. I also love the vocal line on the word ‘land’ at the end of the choruses. Nice

  2. That’s a really powerful song Alan. You used the percussive accompaniment on the guitar very effectively to reflect the lyric. I considered this topic for a while, but I’m pleased now that I left it for you!

  3. Oooh I love this, Alan. Skilfully crafted & performed with drive & energy. The chorus is the gem for me. Powerful and catchy. It lends itself to a solo, duo or group performance & I’d love to hear them all!