Thursday, 15 April 2010

The fairest of all Yarrow

Billy's fair and Billy's rare
And Billy's wondrous bonny
And Billy promised to marry me
If e'er he'd marry any
And Billy promised to marry me
If e'er he'd marry any

Late last night I'm in my bed
Waiting on my lover
And there I waited all night long
My heart won't take another
Oh there I waited all night long
My heart won't take another
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Came you by yon water side
Past the rose and lily
Or came you by yon meadow green
Or saw you my sweet Billy
Or came you by yon meadow green
Or saw you my sweet Billy

She's sought him east
And she's sought him west
She sought him broad and narrow
She sought him into another's arms
The fairest of all Yarrow
She sought him into another's arms
The fairest of all Yarrow

Monday, 12 April 2010

God was in the water (that day)



God was in the water that day
Pickin' through the roots and stones
Trippin' over sunken logs
Tryin' not to make his presence known
God was in the water that day
Wadin' in careful steps
Bubbles risin' from his feet
Comin' up from the muddy depths
Castin' out a line
Castin' out a line to the shadows
Castin' out a line but no one's biting
I am at my pitiful desk
Starin' at he colorless walls
Wishin' I was any place else
Down into a dream I fall
Sittin' in a tiny boat
Driftin' on the mindless sea
And if I disappear
At least I'm floating free
Castin' out a line
Castin' out a line to the darkness
Castin' out a line but no one's biting
God was in the air that day
Breathin' out a haunted breeze
Tryin' not to make a sound
Shufflin' through the dried up leaves
God was in the air that day
Circlin' like a drunken hawk
Sweepin' with a hungry eye
Over the ground I walk
Castin' out a line
Castin' out a line to the darkness
Castin' out a line but no one's biting

Castin' out a line
Castin' out a line to the shadows
Castin' out a line but no one's biting

the Roseville Fair

Oh, the night was clear and the stars were shinin'
And the moon came up,... so quiet in the sky
And all the people gathered round while the band was a-tunin'
I can hear them now... playin' Comin' Through the Rye'

She was dressed in blue and she looked so lovely
Just a gentle flower of a small town girl
Then he took her hand and they danced to the music
With a single smile... she became his world

[Chorus:]
And they danced all night... to the fiddle and the banjo
Their driftin' tunes, seemed to fill the air
So long ago, but they still remember...
When they fell in love, at the Roseville Fair

Now, they courted well, and they courted dearly
They'd rock for hours in the front porch chair
Then a year went by... from the time that he met her
And he made her his, at the Roseville Fair

[Chorus]

So here's a song for all of the lovers
And here's a tune... that you can share
May you dance all night... to the fiddle and the banjo
Oh, the way they did at the Roseville Fair
Oh, the way they did... at the Roseville Fair

Sunday, 11 April 2010

(got) burning feet

No standing with these burning feet
I got to kill the the fire
Got to kill the heat
I see a road and a river
I gotta go

'cos there's fire in my shoes
And you're moving too slow
For these burning feet
I got to move
Burning feet
Need a cool groove
Burning feet
Win or lose
Looking to kill the heat
Oh these burning shoes

One day they'll find me in pieces,
By the side of the track
Smoke trail behind me,
Flames from my back
This is what made me,
Yeah how I was made
Forever, in the heat
And never in the shade
Of these burning feet
Burning feet
I got to move
Burning feet
Need a cool groove
Burning feet
Win or lose
Looking to kill the heat
Oh these burning shoes