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Time Ashore

by Kirsty Bromley

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    Recorded & Mixed in Stonesfield at Hats Off Studios with Mickie Taylor
    Produced by Kirsty Bromley & Mickie Taylor
    Photography by Elly Lucas
    Art work by Katy Coope
    Mastered by Tony Dixon at Masterpiece

    Kirsty Bromley - Vocals, backing vocals & trumpet
    Simon Dumpleton - Piano & Accordion
    Philippe Barnes - Flutes, whistle & guitar
    Stephen Taberner - Double Bass & Backing vocals
    Sarah Matthews - Viola and fiddle
    Andy Cutting - Melodeon
    Judith Hooper - Fiddle and backing vocals
    Sarah Smout - Cello and backing vocals
    Beth Porter - Cello and backing vocals
    Jo Veal - Clarinet and Saxophone
    Nick Hooper - Guitar on All Who Wander
    Lucy Wise - Ukelele & Vocals on bonus track only
    Tim Hooper - Cajon & backing vocals

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1.
How empty life can be Will you notice me If I survive and learn to fly A fifteen mile fall Will you let me fly Will you let me try I’ll spread my wings to catch the wind And fly away to my future I don’t want to disappoint But I can’t live alone like this In a nest too small that I’ve outgrown Trapped here by your hold Can you trust me To take my place up high As a graceful bird who’s spread her wings And glides through the sky? Caught upon a breeze Blown from memories Of brighter times in years gone by But will I fly or fall
2.
From floating clouds The water shed Through distant skies My thoughts were led A clap of thunder Above my head My watry wings I then did spread
3.
In Yorkshire near Rotherham I lived in contentment Loved a young girl and i told her my mind my tender lover she being some rover in anger my parents to her proved unkind Eat drink and be jolly and care not for folly drown away sorrows in bottles of wine pass it to the boys in those full flowing bumpers and play on thy fiddle to pass away time Its a great seperation my parents have caused me by baring my spite so their favor was won its a great seperation like wise a vexation and they’ll be sorry for what they have done Adieu to bon county i’m bound for to leave you to seek my hearts fortune in some foreign line happy we may be at our next meeting and upon that day we may join heart and hand Farewell to my friends and my dear old companies like wise the girl that i’ll not see again this world is wide and i’ll range it in pleasure and care not for those who’ve laid scorn out so plain My portion is small and i now do confess it what little i have it is all of my own i might have had longer to spend it in pleasure if my cruel parents had left me alone
4.
My sweetheart, come along, don't you hear the fine song, The sweet notes of the nightingale flow Don't you hear the fond tale of the sweet nightingale
5.
Time Ashore 04:49
Standing on the dockside wall Sailing on the evening tide Waiting for the skipper's call Time ashore, bright hours ashore Time ashore is over I’ll be waiting as he goes Tear-filled eyes, two kids in tow I’ll think of him when he’s Iceland bound I’ll be true not gad around How long is it since he was mine For more than three days at a time I'll think of him when the nets go out My heart is sure but my head's in doubt As he’s trapped on the northern sea It's ten thousand miles of uncertainty oh life, oh love, i could lose you all he’s following that cursed trawl Standing on the dock side wall The skipper finally made his call...
6.
'Twas on one April morning just as the sun was rising 'Twas on one April morning, I heard the small birds sing They were singing Lovely Nancy, for love it is a fancy, So sweet were the notes that I heard the small birds sing. Young men are false and they’re full of deceiving Young men are false and they seldom do prove true For they're roving and they're ranging, and their hearts are always changing, For they’re seeking to find out some pretty girl that's new. And Oh, if I had but my own heart in keeping, And Oh, if I had but my own heart back again Close to my bosom I would lock it up forever And ne’er let it wander so far from me again. Young men, why do you spend all your long, long time in courting? Young men, why do you spend all your long, long time in vain? For I don't intend to marry; I would rather long tarry So young men, don't you spend all your single life in vain. (repeat first verse)
7.
Two Young Sisters walking side by side Oh the wind and the rain Two Young Sisters walking side by side Crying, oh the dreadful wind and rain They were walking on down to the Millers Mill Dam Walking on down to the river so wide When one pushed the other in the water so wide She floated on down to the millers mill dam The Miller fished her out with his long hook and pole He made fiddle strings from her long and curly hair He made fiddle pegs from her little finger bones
8.
The songs they hear the songs they sang they’re whispers down through time they made those songs to tell the truth and now those songs are mine the words out fathers freely gave all in our mother tongue the stories they are ancient but our voices they are young the sound it rings and my soul sings as our feet come down on english ground we dance the cycle round from padstow down to bampton and your your home town to mine theres treasure on these islands theres magic in our time we hear the sounds of africa we hear the celtic barbed but the treasure we are searching for is in our own back yard The ghosts they stand behind us and with love they lead us on with our foot forward as just as theres they guide us through our song Chorus The words our fathers freely gave all in our mothers tongue the stories they are ancient but our voices they are young
9.
I once walked this road with youth as my guide Through field and forest so many places to hide and i sang with the trees for to hold nature near at the start of some journey, seemed to crystal and clear All who wander are not lost we just like the find in our face once the raging rivers crossed we will return to, return to this place Over the hill and so far away the eagle is soaring in full feather display and shes certain and sure, in the wide open sky of some brave direction her heart can’t deny One heart like yours and one heart like mine holding forever in the long test of time one darkest night, one bright shiny day holding forever as the years roll away
10.
When things break down and you’ve lost your way and hope feels gone or you feel afraid Rise out of the ashes lift your voice in song mind the thistle branches find strength beyond the scorn Cause when you’re surrounded by foes you thought were friends or caught in a crowd unable to defend Cause they’ll come a day when hurt won’t feel so strong and finally you’ll find the strength to carry on I believe in chances I believe in fate just close your eyes imagine And live for the day
11.
I loved a Spanish lady who never could be mine For she was early promised to a lord, so rich and fine She asked me to her wedding I laughed and drank the wine I took the chance to see her dance One more time One more time, amigo One more time One more time, amigo One more time and when the circleʼs broken we are out of rhyme Letʼs make amends and try again One more time And once I knew an old man whose years had made him wise I know he saw much more than I Though age had dimmed his eyes His World was like a maypole Spinning since his prime And glorybound, heʼd swing around One more time My days are always numbered my treasures they are few My purse is often empty my shoes are seldom new My land is only borrowed my hills are there to climb I long to see them, loved and free One more time Tonight there was a sunset that painted up the sky It was born in gold and scarlet in violet to die And I wished/longer you here beside me To share the scene sublime And to tell you that I loved you One more time Chorus Letʼs make amends and try again One more time
12.
Today 03:47
Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine A million tomorrows shall all pass away Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today I'll be a dandy and I'll be a rover You'll know who I am by the song that I sing I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover Who cares what the morrow shall bring? I can’t be contented by Yesterdays glory I cant live on promises winter to spring Today is my moment and now is my story I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine A million tomorrows shall all pass away Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today
13.
Taku Mana 03:45
Taku mana, Taku ihi Taku tapu, Taku wehi ||:Te reo karetu Tika pupuri Nga ihi o te ra:|| This is a translation i found online My mana (personal authority) my power my sacredness my awe and fear The voice ....truly holds the power of the sun

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released August 5, 2015

Recorded & Mixed in Stonesfield at Hats Off Studios with Mickie Taylor
Produced by Kirsty Bromley & Mickie Taylor
Photography by Elly Lucas
Art work by Katy Coope
Mastered by Tony Dixon at Masterpiece

Kirsty Bromley - Vocals, backing vocals & trumpet
Simon Dumpleton - Piano & Accordion
Philippe Barnes - Flutes, whistle & guitar
Stephen Taberner - Double Bass & Backing vocals
Sarah Matthews - Viola and fiddle
Andy Cutting - Melodeon
Judith Hooper - Fiddle and backing vocals
Sarah Smout - Cello and backing vocals
Beth Porter - Cello and backing vocals
Jo Veal - Clarinet and Saxophone
Nick Hooper - Guitar on All Who Wander
Lucy Wise - Ukelele & Vocals on bonus track only
Tim Hooper - Cajon & backing vocals

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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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