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Absent Mother

by Kirsty Bromley

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1.
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - Traditional Arr. Kirsty Bromley Here’s Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy, ten thousand times adieu, I am going across the ocean, love, for to seek for something new. Come change your ring with me, dear girl, Come change your ring with me, For it might be a token of our true love while I am on the sea. And when I'm far upon the sea you'll know not where I am. Kind letters I will write to you from every foreign land. The secrets of your heart, dear girl, Are the best of my good will, So let my (your) body be where it might, my heart will be with you still. There are tinkers, tailors and shoemakers, lie snoring fast asleep, While we poor souls on the ocean wide are ploughing through the deep. There's nothing to protect us, love, Or keep us from the cold, On the ocean wide, where we must fight like jolly seamen bold. There's a heavy storm arising, see how it gathers round, Where we poor souls on the ocean wide are fighting for the crown. Our officers commanded us, And them we must obey, Expecting every moment for to get cast away. And when the war is over, there'll be peace on every shore, We'll return to our wives and our families, and the girls that we adore. We'll drink our liquor merrily, And spend our money free, And when the money is all gone - we'll boldly go to sea.
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Absent Mother - Kirsty Bromley Arr. Kirsty Bromley (MCPS & PRS UK) The warmth that surrounds you for nine months no more, Will cradle and hold you for safety secure Wrapped in her love that comes from inside Safe in her bosom there’s no need to hide. She’ll love and she’ll kiss you when night turns to day She‘ll hold and caress you from June until May And she’ll guide you through life through dangers and strife And watch you grow older for all of her life. The first time you fall she’ll carry you home And heal all your woes till never you moan You’ll laugh and you’ll giggle together each day In a warm embrace and that’s where you’ll stay. She’ll love and she’ll kiss you when night turns to day She‘ll hold and caress you from June until May And she’ll guide you through life through dangers and strife And watch you grow older for all of your (her) life. But truth to it all she never was there To hold out her hand or to give any care She left before may and never did say Her reasons for leaving and going astray. No love and no kisses when night turns to day No hugs or caresses from June until May And no guide through your life through dangers or strife Or to watch you grow older for all of your (her) life. So now for to roam all this island alone And leave far behind oh this woman unknown For when that you’re older and carry your own Stay true to your heart and stay with your home. To love and to kiss them when night turns to day To hold and caress them from June until May And to guide them from life through dangers and strife And watch them grow older for all of your life x2

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A meaningful song for me accompanied with an even more meaningful photo. I hope you enjoy the songs & although it was recorded a couple of years ago, it's not a current representation of my voice however it's the song for me that speaks louder.

Love & thanks to everybody who is a part of this xx

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released December 9, 2016

Absent Mother

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - Traditional
Absent Mother - Kirsty Bromley
(Bonus Track) This Time Of Year - Rory Macdonald and Calum Macdonald (Runrig)

Vocals - Kirsty Bromley (Track 1,2 & 3)
Guitar - Nick Hooper (Track 1 & 2)
Fiddle - Judith Hooper (Track 2)
Anytown - Matthew Taylor & Robin Baker (Track 3)


Recorded by
Mickie Taylor at Hats off Studios LIVE with Nick & Judith Hooper in Oxfordshire July 2014 (Tracks 1 & 2)
Alan Smyth at 2 Fly Studios with ‘Anytown’ in Sheffield August 2014 (www.2flystudios.com) (Track 3)


Mixed by
Mickie Taylor
www.hatsoffstudios.com


Mastered by
Nick Cooke
njhcooke@gmail.com


Photography & Artwork by
Elly Lucas
www.ellylucas.co.uk

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Kirsty Bromley England, UK

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. ... more

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